Compared to a regular cleaning appointment, Root Scaling and Planing is a more advanced option. This procedure is usually used for patients who are at risk of advanced periodontitis or have not had a regular cleaning in a long time. Your dentist will scrape the plaque and tartar from the roots of the teeth under the gum line. By smoothing the roots beneath the gums, it will be harder for bacteria and tartar to regrow under the gums. While this procedure can be discomforting, your dentist will use local anesthesia to minimize any pain you may feel.
This procedure is considered very effective at treating periodontitis, as most patients experience the regrowth of gums and the shortening of pockets under the gum line. If you feel you may need this procedure or have any questions, don’t hesitate to call our team of experts to go over your options.schedule an appointment today at 561.276.6684