Scaling and Root Planing

Combat gum disease with scaling and root planing, a deep cleaning process that removes plaque and tartar from below the gum line to restore gum health.

Scaling and root planing is a specialized deep cleaning procedure aimed at treating gum disease and preventing its progression. At Select Dental Office, we provide expert scaling and root planing services to effectively remove plaque and tartar buildup from below the gum line, helping to restore and maintain the health of your gums.

What is Scaling and Root Planing?

Scaling and root planing is often referred to as a deep cleaning and is much more thorough than a standard teeth cleaning. This procedure is typically recommended for patients who have signs of gum disease, such as gingivitis or periodontitis.

  • Scaling involves removing plaque and tartar from the tooth surfaces and beneath the gums.
  • Root Planing smooths the root surfaces, discouraging further buildup of tartar and bacteria, and helps the gums reattach to the teeth.

Signs You Might Need Scaling and Root Planing

  • Red, swollen, or tender gums
  • Bleeding gums when brushing or flossing
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Receding gums
  • Loose teeth

Benefits of Scaling and Root Planing

  • Improves Gum Health: Reduces inflammation and swelling of the gums.
  • Prevents Disease Progression: Helps halt the progression of gum disease.
  • Reduces Pocket Depth: Cleaning out plaque and tartar helps reduce the depth of periodontal pockets.
  • Prevents Tooth Loss: By treating gum disease, scaling and root planing can prevent tooth loss, a common result of untreated periodontal disease.

The Scaling and Root Planing Process

  1. Assessment: We start with a thorough examination to assess the extent of gum disease and determine if scaling and root planing is the best course of treatment.
  2. Local Anesthesia: To ensure comfort, local anesthesia may be administered to numb the area being treated.
  3. Deep Cleaning: Using specialized tools, we perform scaling to remove plaque and tartar from below the gum line, followed by root planing to smooth the tooth roots and help your gums reattach.
  4. Follow-Up: We will schedule follow-up visits to monitor the healing and success of the treatment and decide if additional care is necessary.

Why Choose Select Dental Office for Scaling and Root Planing?

At Select Dental Office, our skilled dental professionals are experienced in periodontal care and use the latest tools and techniques to perform scaling and root planing effectively. We are committed to providing a comfortable and anxiety-free experience while helping you achieve and maintain optimal gum health.

If you are experiencing symptoms of gum disease or have been advised to undergo scaling and root planing, contact us today. We are here to provide you with comprehensive care and support every step of the way in your journey to better oral health.

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