Scaling & Root Planing

What Is Scaling & Root Planing?

Scaling and root planing or a “deep cleaning” is a non-surgical periodontal therapy that removes accessible calculus (tartar), bacterial toxins and etiological agents that cause inflammation to the gum tissue and surrounding bone. The goal of scaling and root planing is to eliminate disease and return the supporting structures of the teeth to a healthy state that can be maintained by home care and professional maintenance appointments at our dental office in Roselle, IL.

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The procedure may be done in one or two appointments, depending on your doctor’s judgment and the severity of the disease process. Scaling and root planing begin by first administering a local anesthetic to numb the teeth and the surrounding gum tissues, so that the patient is comfortable during the procedure in Roselle, IL. Special dental instruments are used to remove the calculus (tartar) and plaque from above and below the gumline. In many cases, a subgingival irrigation can be used to deliver an antimicrobial agent below the gums, that can help reduce oral bacteria.

During or following scaling and root planing therapy, your dentist at Modern Essence Dentistry may recommend that the gum pockets be treated with an antibiotic therapy. This will soothe irritation and promote a faster healing response after therapy.

Your dentist in Roselle, IL may recommend that the patient returns about 4-6 weeks after the initial therapy. During this appointment, your dental team in Roselle, IL will thoroughly examine the gums to see how well the pockets have healed. If the gum pockets have not healed to the expected results, additional and more intensive treatments may be indicated.


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