Scaling & Root Planing
Scaling and Root Planing is a common and effective treatment for gum disease. Gum disease can be caused by a number of different things, but the most common culprit is the accumulation of plaque on the surfaces of your teeth.
Our dentist can see you for an appointment for scaling and root planing in Plano, Texas, to control, prevent and in some cases, even reverse the early stages of gum disease.
What is Scaling & Root Cleaning?
One of the first treatments our dentist may recommend to treat gum disease is scaling and root planing. This treatment plan is a type of deep dental cleaning designed to remove harmful bacteria, plaque, and tartar from your mouth and halt the progression of the disease.
It is highly effective in treating the earlier stages of gum disease, especially when combined with other periodontal treatments.
What to expect?
This treatment consists of two steps:
- Scaling — During which the plaque and tartar is removed from the tooth surface.
- Root Planing — During which the roots of the teeth are cleaned and smoothed to remove bacteria and encourage healing.
Most scaling and root cleaning treatments can be completed without the use of an anesthetic. However, anesthetic is available should you need it. We may also split your treatment into several appointments in order to treat each section of your mouth thoroughly.
Your scaling and root cleaning treatment may be combined with antibiotic therapy or other periodontal treatments to provide you with the best results.
Call us today to schedule your appointment with our dentist and learn more about scaling and root planing. We are committed to helping you regain a healthy mouth and smile.