When gum disease takes hold around the root of the tooth, you may require a root surface debridement to provide a deep clean and disinfection of the damaged area.
In active gum disease, this space becomes bigger and forms a pocket where bacteria, plaque and calculus can build up. This causes the surrounding gum to become inflamed and lead to gum disease. If the gum disease is severe it can lead to bone loss and eventually tooth loss, as there is a lack of support from the surrounding structures.
Root Surface Debridement at the Neem Tree
This treatment is performed using an ultrasonic device and hand instruments to remove bacteria and toxins from the root of the tooth. Depending on how severe the infection is, you may also require antimicrobial medication.
We use local anaesthetic to ensure that the procedure is as comfortable and painless as possible.