Scaling and root planing, collectively known as deep cleaning, are non-invasive periodontal therapies usually recommended as the first line of treatment for patients experiencing periodontal disease. Periodontal scaling focuses on removing plaque, tartar, and other debris from the gum tissue, inhibiting further inflammation.
Periodontal scaling effectively stops gum disease in its tracks, whether you’re in the early stages or have an advanced form of the disease.
If you’ve been experiencing bad breath, bleeding gums, loose teeth, difficulty or pain when chewing, swollen gums, or receding gums, you may be suffering from gum disease. Reach out to Quincy Dental Associates to undergo a thorough evaluation and safe, personalized treatment.
Remember, unaddressed gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss. The sooner you seek treatment, the lower your risk of suffering long-term periodontal disease complications.
Your mouth is a thriving ecosystem that contains numerous bacteria, some of which are harmful. When you consume food, especially the sugary and starchy kind, the bacteria in the mouth break down these foods, forming acids and plaque. Plaque is a sticky material that hardens to form tartar. If you don’t clean your teeth regularly and correctly, plaque and tartar accumulate in your mouth, causing cavities and gum inflammation.
If you don’t catch and correct gum inflammation in time, the infection escalates and becomes full-blown periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a serious dental problem and a leading cause of tooth loss. If gum disease is not addressed in good time, you risk losing all your teeth to the disease.
Dentists usually recommend scaling and root planing procedures as first-line treatments for periodontal disease. That is, the dentist attempts to treat periodontal through non-invasive therapies first. If these fail, then surgical interventions may be sought.
Here’s what to expect during your initial scaling and root planing appointment:
Deep cleaning usually requires multiple sessions for the treatment to be effective. Depending on the severity of your disease, the dentist may recommend two to four appointments. Sometimes, scaling and root planing procedures aren’t one hundred percent effective in combating gum disease. In such cases, the dentist may supplement deep cleaning with other periodontal therapies.
Here are some essential aftercare tips to keep in mind after scaling and root planing procedures:
When in doubt or pain, please contact our dentists in Quincy, MA, for assistance.
Are you experiencing symptoms consistent with gum disease? Timely periodontal scaling can spare you the long-term complications of periodontal disease. Book a dentist appointment at Quincy Dental Associates to experience safe, non-invasive, and personalized periodontal therapy.
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