One of the first treatments Dr. Amogh Bhalerao or Dr. Gayatri Jadhav may recommend for managing gum disease is scaling and root planing. This simple periodontal treatment thoroughly cleans your mouth, halting the progression of the disease so you can begin to heal and regain your health. Contact Smiles R Us at 210-694-4999 to make an appointment with our dentists and learn more about scaling and root planing in San Antonio, Texas.
Scaling and root planing is a nonsurgical dental procedure aimed at treating gum disease, specifically in its early to moderate stages. This treatment involves a meticulous cleaning of the teeth and the roots to eliminate plaque, tartar and bacteria that have accumulated below the gumline.
During the scaling phase, our dentists and team use specialized instruments to carefully remove the calculus and plaque from the tooth surfaces. The process extends beneath the gumline, targeting areas that regular brushing and flossing cannot reach. It helps to reduce inflammation and prevents the progression of gum disease.
After scaling, the root planing procedure smooths out the tooth roots to discourage further bacterial growth and promote gum reattachment to the teeth. The smoother surface facilitates the healing process, ultimately reducing pocket depths and preventing bacteria from accumulating in the future.
Scaling and root planing is usually performed under local anesthesia to ensure your comfort. It is an essential treatment to halt the advancement of gum disease and maintain oral health. Regular dental checkups and cleanings can help detect gum disease early, allowing for timely scaling and root planing interventions. With proper oral hygiene and professional care, you can preserve your teeth and gums, preventing more severe dental issues in the future.
Give us a call today to find out more about scaling and root planing and schedule your appointment with our dentists and team!