Many adults develop gum disease over time. Scaling and root planing are deep cleaning methods that have been proven to help resolve and protect against gum disease. At A New Smile Dental Group, we practice pain-free dentistry, and use an ultrasonic tool for this process. Depending upon the degree of the gum disease you are currently experiencing, antibiotic fibers could be placed in the pockets between teeth and gums. The purpose is to halt the progression of gum disease and restore your gums to good health — a great advance in dental care.
Scaling: Deep Cleaning for Healthy Gums and Teeth
A regular dental cleaning removes the plaque and calculus (hardened plaque, also called tartar) off your teeth above the gum line. Scaling is the process that goes below the level of the gums to remove these substances. The area of the tooth below the gum can be at risk of periodontal disease that will eventually destroy the root of the tooth. Scaling removes the dangerous bacteria from those areas of the tooth, and restores the health of the tooth and gums in that area.
Root Planing to Resolve Gum Disease
Root planing and scaling involve the thorough removal of the accumulated plaque and tartar below the root of the tooth, and is an important treatment for those with gum disease. Many people who have had this process are nervous about it, as they found it to be unpleasant or painful. At our offices, we are committed to providing pain-free dentistry, and we work to make the process as fast and painless as possible with the use of the most advanced equipment and techniques. Talk to us if you have gum disease – we will work to bring your teeth and gums back to a healthy state, and to preserve your teeth against further damage and gum recession.
Signs of Gum Disease
Are you suffering from gum disease? Periodontal disease endangers the tooth structure, and can lead to extensive dental treatments if not addressed. The symptoms include:
- Reddened gums
- Swollen gums
- Bad breath
- Abscess formation
- Receding gums
- Tooth sensitivity
- Bone loss
- Loosened teeth
- Drifting teeth
Diagnosing and Treating Gum Disease with Root Planing and Scaling
At A New Smile Dental Group, we help our patients resolve gum disease through root planing and scaling. The difference in your overall oral health can be significant, and you can be confident that we will do everything possible to help you restore your mouth and gums to a healthy condition. These processes will not only protect your teeth and gums, but can address cosmetic issues such as receding gums.
Schedule an Appointment with Us!
Are you concerned about the condition of your teeth and gums? Are you experiencing some of the symptoms of gum disease? We can help. Schedule an appointment for a dental exam, and we can advise you of the most effective treatment for you. Often this will include root planing and scaling, as well as the application of special dental antibiotics. We offer all these services with a commitment to ensuring you are comfortable throughout the process. Call now.