Scaling and Root Planing Treatments
Periodontal Cleaning Treatment to Help Prevent Gum Disease
If you’re suffering from periodontitis or gingivitis, plaque and calculus buildup on the gum line becomes a challenge to remove with conventional methods. Scaling and root planing are non-surgical treatment options that protect the teeth and help prevent further periodontal complications and issues. These treatments are a deep-cleaning option to help restore healthy gums!
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How Scaling and Root Planing Work
Scaling is a common procedure performed with special instruments, including an ultrasonic scaling tool. These tools gently remove plaque, calculus, and bacteria build-up from the tooth’s crown and root surfaces. Scaling provides a deeper and more extensive cleaning process than a standard checkup and clean, and eliminates these substances from the teeth. Plaque and calculus are breeding grounds for the bacteria that cause and contribute to gum disease.
Root Planing specifically works to remove surface dentin and cementum (tissues that make up the structure of the tooth) that have been overrun with toxins, bacteria, and tartar deposits. This occurs under the gum line, and like the name suggests, the root surfaces are planed, or smoothed, ensuring these substances won’t stick to the root again while the gums heal and reattach.
Deep Cleaning for Healthier Gums and Better Breath
The deep clean provided by root planing and scaling is more than your average periodontal procedure. They can also:
Remove Surface Stains
Protect Your Teeth
Oral bacteria from a periodontal infection, if left untreated, can get into the bloodstream. From there, they’re able to contribute to heart disease issues and respiratory problems. In short? Keep your teeth clean for better health!