Re: Explain procedure (stm tx) please
STM is Soft Tissue management. This deals with treating the gums, scaling and root planing or a deep cleaning. This means you have bacteria that is far beneath the gum tissue that cannot be removed by a regualr above the gums cleaning. Leaving this infected tissue in place will cause permanent bone loss and eventual loss of teeth. It is the foundation of the rest of your dental treatment and is the first step in getting a health mouth. Gum disease/periodontal disease cannot be cured but is very treatable with a deep cleaning, frequent maintenance cleanings and good home care.