Our team is dedicated to helping you achieve optimal oral health, and we use state-of-the-art technology and techniques to provide gentle and effective treatments. If you are experiencing gum disease, we recommend a scaling and root planing procedure to help prevent further damage to your teeth and gums.
What is a Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing?
Periodontal scaling and root planing is a dental procedure that is used to treat gum disease, also known as periodontitis. This procedure involves the removal of tartar and bacteria from above and below the gum line, and the smoothing of the tooth roots to prevent further buildup. Our experienced hygienists use specialized instruments to ensure that the process is thorough, yet gentle.
Why would a Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing be needed?
If you have mild to moderate gum disease, a scaling and root planing procedure may be necessary to prevent further damage to your gums and teeth. Gum disease is a serious condition that can lead to tooth loss if left untreated. By undergoing a scaling and root planing procedure, you can prevent the progression of gum disease and protect your oral health.
Who is a candidate for a Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing?
To determine if you have gum disease, our team will perform a thorough examination using a thin, painless probe to measure the pocketing around each tooth. If the pocketing is deeper than about 3mm, we may suggest gum disease treatment, including scaling and root planing. By treating gum disease early on, you can save your smile and prevent tooth loss.
What can be expected during a Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing?
The procedure begins with a local anesthetic that is used to numb one side of your mouth. Our hygienist will then use specialized instruments, known as scalers, to remove tartar and stains from above the gum line. Next, the scalers are used to clean slightly below the gum line in the gingival pockets. The roots of the teeth are carefully smoothed to allow the gums to heal more closely to the teeth themselves. You will then be scheduled for a follow-up visit to complete the procedure on the other side of your mouth.
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At The Dentists of Woodbridge, we prioritize your oral health and provide comprehensive dental care to ensure that your smile is healthy and beautiful. If you are experiencing symptoms of gum disease, such as bleeding gums or bad breath, don't wait to seek treatment. Call us today at (732) 636-3434 or email us at email@example.com to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jablow. We look forward to helping you achieve optimal oral health.