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Healthy gums are just as important to your smile as healthy chompers. In fact, without healthy gums to support them, your teeth can loosen, fall out, and even incur bone loss. At Dana Dental Arts, Drs. Mick, Brad, Nicole, and Monique Dana offer scaling and root planing in Spearfish, South Dakota and Rapid City, South Dakota, to keep your smile in tip-top condition from gum disease.

Gum disease is an infection of the gum tissue caused by bacteria in plaque. With scaling, our team removes the plaque and tartar (dental calculus) from the surface of your teeth. We also clean the roots of the teeth and smooth the root to remove bacterial toxins. In addition to using scaling and root planing to treat gum disease, you may also receive additional cleanings and antibiotic treatment.

Signs that you may have gum disease include the following:

– Swollen, bleeding, and red gums.

– Loosened teeth in your smile.

– Persistent bad breath that just won’t go away.

– Pain when you chew your food.

– Teeth that appear longer due to gum recession.

If you have one or more of these symptoms, you may have gum disease. Please call 605.642.7727 to schedule a visit with one of our Dana Dental Arts dentists at one of our two convenient locations. Drs. Mick, Brad, Nicole, and Monique Dana are here to help our patients in Spearfish, South Dakota and Rapid City, South Dakota, keep their smiles healthy and confident for a lifetime of smiles!