WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE ENTAIL?
Treating gum disease is a team effort, and your dentist is a major player. They will be able to give you the care you need and help you take care of your teeth before and after your scaling and root planning procedures. Performing dental scaling and root planing can be done only after a thorough examination has been done of the mouth. This involves x-rays to determine if there is bone loss as well as visually examining the mouth.
Depending on the condition of the gums, the level of infection, how much damage has already been done, and any other health concerns present, local anesthesia may be used during the procedure. Treating gum disease can be a big deal, but our team at Loop Perio can help you determine the right treatments for your unique needs. We are here to help and to answer any questions you may have about dental scaling and root planing.
Scaling and root planing teeth, provided by either your dentist, hygienist, or periodontist may take more than one appointment to complete. A local anesthetic is often used to minimize any discomfort.
The procedure involves thoroughly scaling all plaque, bacterial toxins and tartar deposits from your teeth and root surfaces; and then root planing, which smoothes all rough areas on your roots’ surfaces. Smooth root surfaces keep bacteria, plaque and tartar from easily re-adhering underneath the gumline which reduces the inflammation, allowing your gums to heal and reattach themselves more firmly. Other treatments may be given at the time of the treatments, antibiotics, surgery to stop bone loss or regenerate bone, and future treatments for missing or damaged teeth. Just one call is all it takes to set up your consultation appointment and then you can see for yourself how treating gum disease is easier with our periodontal team on your side.