You may have been told that you have Periodontal disease and need a "perio cleaning". What does this mean? Periodontal cleanings (sometimes referred to as teeth scalings) are different from regular teeth cleanings. These treatments are needed for people who have been diagnosed with periodontal disease. Sometimes periodontal disease first appears as bleeding gums, receding gums, and pain. Perio disease can result in tooth loss. Periodontal cleaning is designed to prevent gum and bone loss from further deterioration. Periodontal disease can have a serious impact in the overall health of an individual which is why Buffalo Dental Advanced Cosmetics professional dentists and hygienists are highly trained to help treat you.