Dental Scaling and Root Planing
What is Dental Scaling & Root Planing
Dental scaling and root planing is therapy that deep-cleans plaque and tartar build-up that can occur in hard-to-reach areas around the teeth and below the gums. It is an extensive treatment that involves removing calculus buildup from the teeth, which releases toxins and contributes to periodontitis leading to gum and bone recession.
Scaling and root planing treatment is much more thorough than a regular dental cleaning and cleans areas deeper in the gum tissue. It’s recommended for patients who have signs & symptoms of gum disease or periodontitis. It’s an effective treatment in reversing periodontal disease and cleaning off toxins which impede the natural healing ability of the gums.
What Does Scaling & Root Planing Treatment Involve?
During this treatment, our dentists use specialized tools to separate particularly bad plaque and tartar buildup from the teeth that can accumulate over time. During treatment, our dentists may use a local anesthetic to make the procedure more comfortable. Specialized tools are used to scale off deep plaque and tartar that has accumulated around the roots of the teeth. Afterwards, the roots of the teeth are smoothed and resurfaced, making it harder for plaque and tartar to re-adhere in the future.
Dental scaling and root planing is considered to be one of the most effective treatments for advanced periodontitis.
See what our happy patients are saying:
Dr. Falkel is an outstanding practitioner. The procedure was remarkably easy and I felt absolutely no pain. Yesterday evening, at 9 PM, Dr. Falkel called me at home to make sure that I was doing fine. I think he goes well beyond what one would expect.
I am very grateful to have the fine dental care by Dr. Stephen Ikemiya. He and his hygienist keep me feeling that my teeth are well cared for. As a senior citizen, 80, I appreciate this.
Dr. Ikemiya and his wonderful staff are first rate! My experiences here could not have been better.