Scaling and Root Planing

The man got a prevention-based therapeutic gum treatment from Oasis Smile Dental to help reduce the risk of tooth loss

Scaling and Root Planing

Why Choose Our Dental Clinic?

The initial stage of treatment for periodontal disease is usually a thorough cleaning that may include scaling or root planing. These non-surgical procedures aim to remove etiologic agents such as dental plaque and tartar, or calculus, which cause gingival inflammation and disease. Scaling and root planning can be used as a stand-alone treatment or a preventative measure. They are commonly performed in cases of gingivitis and moderate to severe periodontal disease. Our professional dentist may recommend scaling and root planing.

  • Scaling – This treatment is performed by removing calculus and plaque that are attached to the tooths’ surfaces. The process especially targets the area below the gum line, along the root. Scaling is performed with dental technology. The scaling tool usually includes an irrigation process that can be used to deliver an antimicrobial agent below the gums to help reduce oral bacteria.
  • Root Planing – This treatment is performed to remove cementum and surface dentin that is embedded with unwanted microorganisms, toxins, and tartar. The tooth’s root is smoothed, which promotes healing and helps prevent bacteria from easily building in the future.
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