What is Scaling and Root Planing?
Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical dental treatment that is used to deep clean your teeth and the roots of your teeth. The scaling is the first part of the procedure. Scaling removes the plaque and tartar by scaling the roots of the teeth.
After scaling, your dentist will use root planing to smooth out the roots of your teeth. This helps your gums reattach themselves to your teeth. In some cases, additional treatments may be required.
When Do I Need Scaling and Root Planing?
If Dental Specialties Northwest diagnoses periodontal disease, scaling, and root planing is usually recommended.
Periodontitis symptoms include:
- Red and Swollen Gums
- Bleeding Gums
- Receding Gum Line
Scaling and Root Planing Can Save Your Smile
Scaling and root planing is a simple and successful dental procedure as long as you practice good oral hygiene.
To keep plaque and hard tartar at bay, Dental Specialties Northwest recommends that you brush twice and floss once a day and follow a healthy diet that includes lots of calcium and fresh veggies.
It’s also imperative that you schedule regular dental checkups and dental cleanings with Dental Specialties Northwest to prevent gingivitis and the more serious periodontal disease.
The Benefits of Scaling and Root Planing
Get to the Root of the Problem with Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling and planing is a simple treatment that is successful as long as you take care of your teeth and gums. Scaling and root planing also prevent additional damage from gum disease.