If your dentist has recommended scaling and root planing, you can rest assured that the Ardas Family Dental team is experienced and equipped to provide this important service. Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning procedure that helps to remove tartar, plaque, and bacteria from below the gum line. This treatment can be an important step in managing gum disease and keeping your smile healthy.
What is Scaling & Root Planing?
Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical procedure used to treat gum disease. The first step of the procedure, scaling, involves the removal of plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line. Root planing then smoothes the roots of the teeth to help prevent bacteria from attaching and causing further damage.
Scaling and root planing is important because it helps to remove the bacteria and tartar that can cause gum disease. This deep cleaning procedure can also help to reverse the early stages of gum disease. In addition, scaling and root planing can also improve bad breath.
What to Expect During Scaling & Root Planing
The Ardas Family Dental team will numb your gums before beginning the scaling and root planing procedure. Once your gums are numb, our team will use special instruments to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria from your teeth and roots. The entire procedure usually takes one to two hours.
After Scaling & Root Planing
It is normal to experience some tenderness and soreness in your gums after the procedure. Our team will provide you with instructions on how to care for your teeth and gums at home. In most cases, a second scaling and root planing procedure will be necessary to ensure that all of the tartar and bacteria have been removed.
At Ardas Family Dental, we use state-of-the-art equipment to provide our patients with the best possible care. Our team will work diligently to ensure that your scaling and root planing procedure is comfortable and effective.