Scaling And Root Planning

About the Service

Dental scaling and root planning are preventing the cause of inflammation of gum tissue. The etiologic agents our hygienists remove is the conventional periodontal therapy such as plaque and tartar. They are non-surgical procedures that completely cleanse the gums and benefit the general oral health. Scaling and root planning are especially beneficial and recommended for a patient suffering from gingivitis or periodontal disease. Gentle Family Dentistry is typically using these procedures for preventative oral health reasons.

Importance of Scaling & Root Planning:

  • To prevent disease: When periodontal disease sets in there is traveling bacteria which can go through the bloodstream and affect other parts of the body. Periodontal bacteria has even been linked to aiding in lung infections and even heart disease. It is nothing to mess with. We recommend root planning and scaling as a preventative oral health measure to remove the bacteria and stop the spread or progression of periodontal disease.
  • To protect teeth: some patients have deep gum pockets that are prime locations for bacteria to collect and get stored. This dangerous occurrence leads to inflammation, and even worse, it destroys the gum tissue and jawbone. Eventually, when bacteria is not removed from gum pockets it could cause tooth loss. Gum bacteria is the leading known cause of tooth loss today.
  • To remedy bad breath: Halitosis the technical name for bad breath. When a patient has persistent bad breath it typically indicates periodontal disease has set in. Come in for a cleaning procedure where our dentists will do root scaling and planning to preserve the health of your mouth.
  • Improving or preserving tooth aesthetics: some aesthetic benefits include stain removal and plaque removal. This detailed cleaning can vastly improve the appearance and health of teeth.

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