No more swollen or red gums, pain, bleeding, or irritation in the mouth
What is Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing?
In this deep cleaning procedure, the plaque and tartar below the gum tissue are removed using either a metal dental tool, ultrasound energy, or a laser. We will break up the plaque and tartar before scraping it out. If the roots have plaque buildup, the root planing procedure will scale them to remove the plaque and then smooth out any rough areas so the tooth can remain healthy and functional. The scaling and planing procedures are generally performed on cases of moderate to severe periodontal disease or gingivitis.
The Dangers of Periodontal Disease
Untreated, periodontal gum disease can lead to tooth loss, bacterial infection, and damage to your gums and jaw. Many patients do not realize that periodontal disease grows bacteria in your mouth and creates a risk factor for cardiovascular and lung diseases when allowed to spread. Extensive periodontal gum disease can also cause problems for diabetic patients to manage blood sugar and create other related health issues.
How Many Appointments Does Root Scaling and Planing Take?
We often break this treatment up into four appointments which allows us to separate your mouth into quadrants and clean each one of them separately. This method takes longer than standard teeth cleaning and your gums experience some tenderness and inflammation. By cleaning only one area of the mouth at a time, the process is more controllable and your gums recover faster.
When Should You Get Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling and root planing is a safe and straightforward treatment that produces great results that prevent gum disease and enable gums to heal over time. If you have swollen or red gums, pain, bleeding, or inflammation in your mouth, contact Brilliant Smiles Of Hollywood for scaling and root planing today.
Schedule Your Scaling and Root Planing Consultation Today!
Contact us to learn more about our effective treatment like scaling and root planing options to stop gum disease. Schedule your appointment today by calling (954) 920-2751
Our Promise To You
Why Choose Brilliant Smiles of Hollywood for Your Scaling and Root Planing Treatment
We know our patients have many options for periodontal treatments in the Hollywood, FL area, which is why our team is dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality of dental care in a welcoming, safe, comfortable, and healthy atmosphere. We are here to serve your gum disease needs every step of the way without judgment or shame you for having less than perfect teeth. Your visit will be a comfortable and positive experience, and we look forward to helping you avoid dental problems, enjoy an amazing natural smile, and the lifelong benefits of good oral health.
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