If you have developed signs of gum disease, such as inflamed and bleeding gums, Dr. Castle, Dr. Ferro or Dr. Hebert may perform a deep cleaning. During this procedure, our hygienist scales the teeth to remove tartar that has accumulated below the gum line, then planes the teeth by smoothing the pockets and making it difficult for plaque to reaccumulate. Because this procedure takes longer than a normal cleaning, it may be performed a section at a time over a series of visits. Gum disease is a chronic condition that will need to be treated frequently at Oak Park Dental. Our dentists will advise you on how often you should return. To schedule your visit for a deep cleaning and periodontal maintenance in Lake Charles, Louisiana, call us at 337-478-3232 today.