Comprehensive Periodontal Care at Palmetto Periodontics

Welcome to Palmetto Periodontics, your premier destination for periodontal cleanings in Columbia, SC. Our practice is dedicated to providing specialized care to prevent and treat gum disease, helping you maintain a healthy smile and overall well-being.

What Are Periodontal Cleanings?

Periodontal cleanings, also known as deep cleanings or scaling and root planing, are essential treatments designed to clean between the gums and teeth down to the roots. Unlike regular dental cleanings, periodontal cleanings focus on removing plaque and tartar buildup below the gum line, which is crucial for patients experiencing gum disease or significant gum discomfort.

Benefits of Periodontal Cleanings

  • Prevents Disease Progression: Helps halt the progression of gum disease by thoroughly cleaning the pockets of bacteria.
  • Reduces Gum Inflammation and Bleeding: Targets the cause of inflammation and bleeding, promoting healthier gums.
  • Protects Against Tooth Loss: By maintaining gum health, periodontal cleanings help protect your teeth from becoming loose and eventually falling out.
  • Improves Overall Health: Reduces the risk of heart disease and other health issues linked to periodontal disease.

Expert Periodontal Treatment from Dr. James P. Wilson

Dr. James P. Wilson, our lead periodontist, brings a wealth of expertise and a gentle touch to every periodontal cleaning. With extensive training in the latest periodontal techniques, Dr. Wilson is committed to providing the highest level of care. His approach not only focuses on treating gum disease but also on educating patients on how to maintain optimal oral health.

Our Periodontal Cleaning Process

The process begins with a comprehensive examination to assess the health of your gums and diagnose any signs of periodontal disease.

Treatment Procedure:

  1. Scaling: This step involves removing plaque and tartar from below the gum line using specialized tools.
  2. Root Planing: Smoothing out the tooth roots helps the gums reattach to the teeth, reducing the depth of the gum pockets.
  3. Follow-Up Care: We provide personalized instructions for home care and schedule regular follow-ups to monitor your gum health.

Why Choose Palmetto Periodontics for Your Gum Health

Patients choose Palmetto Periodontics for their periodontal needs because of our commitment to excellence, our use of advanced technology, and our compassionate approach to patient care. We strive to ensure every visit is comfortable, educational, and effective in maintaining your oral health.

“I have always feared the discomfort associated with dental work, but the care and gentleness I received at Palmetto Periodontics were beyond my expectations. Dr. Wilson and his team made sure I felt comfortable and well-informed throughout my treatment.” - John D.

Our office is conveniently situated just 10 miles from downtown Columbia, making it easily accessible for residents of Columbia and the surrounding Midlands, Richland County, Lexington, and Kershaw County. Our proximity to significant local attractions like the Columbia Museum of Art and Sesquicentennial State Park adds convenience for those combining appointments with leisure activities.

Schedule Your Periodontal Cleaning in Columbia, SC

Don’t wait to take control of your gum health. Contact Palmetto Periodontics today at (803) 788-0900 or visit our office at 124 Alpine Circle, Columbia, South Carolina 29223 to schedule your periodontal cleaning. Trust Dr. James P. Wilson and our experienced team to help you achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.