Scaling & Root Planing

Scaling & Root Planing

Scaling & Root Planing

Periodontal scaling and root planing is a frequent non-surgical gum disease treatment. The process is used to remove potentially dangerous calculus and plaque from both below and above the gumline. It also aids in the smoothing of the root's surfaces. This creates a smooth surface for the gums to connect to. To alleviate discomfort, it is frequently performed under a local anesthetic. If you wish to stop gum disease in its tracks, visit Bell Dental Care. Our specialists will need to remove these harmful substances with scaling and root planing.

What Are Scaling and Root Planing?

Scaling is the process of gently scraping plaque and tartar away from the gum line and deep within gum pocket forms. After that, our dentist will begin the root planing treatment, which involves flattening the tooth root to facilitate correct reattachment of the tissues to your teeth and to reduce the likelihood of reinfection. Smoother tooth roots make bacteria, tartar, and plaque much more difficult to adhere to your teeth.

How Does Scaling and Root Planing Work?

We'll use a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable during the process, though this may not be necessary if the cleaning is just for preventive purposes. The first step is to scale. We will remove any plaque and tartar found on your teeth, gums, and the roots beneath the gum line. Following that, root planing is done using a specific instrument that can remove sick tissue and smooth the surface of the teeth, reducing the chance of further buildup.

The Benefits of Scaling and Root Planing

The only method to get rid of gum disease is to remove the source. Every day, millions of germs colonize our mouths. If they are allowed to persist, they produce a sticky substance on our teeth known as plaque. Plaque continues to accumulate particles, carbohydrates, and acids, which will soon destroy the enamel of the teeth. If this plaque is not removed, it will flow down the tooth and below the gum line. At this point, the plaque begins to infect the soft tissue. The gums can become painful to the touch, inflamed, and begin to sag away from the teeth, allowing additional particles to accumulate in these pockets. The scaling and root planing procedure will remove the source of the infection and the gums will instantly begin to heal.

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