What is Scaling and Root Planing?
Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning that aims at eliminating gum or periodontal disease. Scaling is the part of the procedure that involves the removal of plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line. Root planing, on the other hand, is the smoothing of the tooth roots to allow easy reattachment of the gums.
Designer Smiles FL provides scaling and root planing in Coral Springs, FL to help you get started on the healing path after periodontal disease. Call us today if you’d like to book an appointment with us.
Our office is designed to be comfortable and relaxing, and our friendly team is always at hand to help you navigate your appointment—whether it’s your first, fourth, or tenth visit.
Causes and Symptoms of Gum Disease
Gum disease is a high-ranking cause of tooth loss in the US. In the majority of cases, gum disease is caused by poor dental hygiene. However, gum disease may also be a result of hormonal changes such as those that happen during pregnancy and menopause and illness such as HIV and cancer. Some medications which cause dry mouth symptoms may also contribute to the development of gum disease. Genetic predisposition and family history also play a role in increasing your risk of developing periodontal disease.
You’ll know that you have gum disease if you’re experiencing any of the symptoms below:
- Gums that are swollen or tender
- Bleeding gums
- Gum recession
- Teeth that feel looser than usual
- Unexplained changes in your bite
- Bad breath
What Happens During Scaling and Root Planing?
After consultation and a meticulous examination, our dentist in Coral Springs will embark on the scaling and root planning procedures. For the scaling, our dentist will use a scaler to eliminate all signs of plaque and tartar from your tooth. This process involves removing all plaque deposits from above and below the gum line. After scaling, our dentist will smooth the affected tooth roots to enable easy reattachment of the gum tissue, which was pulled back during scaling.
We offer various anesthesia options, including sedation, to see to it that you’re comfortable and relaxed during scaling and root planning.
Depending on the gravity of your periodontal disease, you may require several scaling and root planning visits to get things under control. A regular periodontal maintenance schedule must be kept up, as failure to do the same can lead to re-infection.
Visit a Periodontist Near You
Are you struggling with gum disease and looking for scaling and root planning near you? Call us today or book an appointment with our friendly and compassionate periodontist at Designer Smiles FL.