Compared to a regular cleaning appointment, Root Scaling and Planning is a more advanced option. This procedure is usually used for patients who are at risk of advanced periodontitis or have not had regular cleaning in a long time. Your dentist will scrape the plaque and tartar from the roots of the teeth under the gum line. By smoothing the roots beneath the gums, it will get harder for bacteria and tartar to regrow under the gums. While this procedure can be discomforting, your dentist will use local anesthesia to minimize any pain you may feel.
Bleeding reduced - Gum bleeding is an early sign of gum problems; deep cleaning reduces that.
Pockets shortened - Food particles and bacteria can accumulate in the pockets, which pulls away from the gum from your teeth. You might end up losing your teeth.
Swelling reduced - With deep cleaning, there will be no more swelling in your gums.
Gum recovery - If you go for in-depth cleaning sessions at regular intervals, it will heal your gums.
This procedure is considered very effective at treating periodontitis, as most patients experience the regrowth of gums and the shortening of pockets under the gum line. If you feel you may need this procedure or have any questions, don’t hesitate to call our team of experts to go over your options.schedule an appointment today at 561.276.6684