Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing

What is a Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing?

A scaling and root planing, sometimes referred to as a deep cleaning, is part of periodontal treatment. When you have gingivitis or gum disease, small pockets form around the teeth that are caused by bacteria. The bacterial infection continues to pull the gum tissue and bone away from the tooth, which could eventually lead to tooth loss. Periodontal treatment is essential in stopping the spread of the disease and preventing it from getting worse.

Why would you need a Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing?

You will typically need a periodontal scaling and root planing if you have gingivitis or gum disease. During a routine examination, we can check your gums for signs of inflammation and to measure the depths of these gingival pockets. If the gingival pockets are deeper than is deemed healthy, we will recommend that you have a scaling and root planing as part of your periodontal treatment.

Periodontal treatment is essential in stopping the spread of the disease and preventing it from getting worse.

What makes you a good candidate for a Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing?

Most patients who have gum disease are good candidates for a scaling and root planing. In some cases, you may need a deeper cleaning if you have heavy buildup on your teeth. In any case, this type of cleaning is essential at correcting the problem with inflammation and bacterial overgrowth in the mouth. It can stop the periodontal disease from worsening and has the ability to maintain a healthy, strong smile.

What can you expect with a Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing?

You will come into the office and be seated by our hygienist. We will administer a local anesthetic to just one side of your mouth. The hygienist will work to remove all heavy tartar and plaque buildup from the teeth. They will then use special tools, called scalers, to scrape slightly underneath the gum line and into the gingival pockets that have formed as a result of gum disease. The roots of the teeth are smoothed to prevent bacteria from sticking to them. You’ll then be scheduled to come in for the other side of the mouth to be treated.

If you are in need of a scaling and root planing or simply want to know more about this procedure, call our office today and we can help to get you scheduled for an appointment.

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