If you have a periodontal infection, our skilled dentist at Hansen Family Dental may advise scaling and root planing. Scaling and root planing are deep cleaning techniques that can efficiently eliminate microorganisms in the early stages of periodontal disease. Bacteria and plaque are removed, and the tooth surface is polished, healing gum disease damage.
What Are Scaling and Root Planing?
When you have gum disease, the soft tissues around your teeth become infected and tear away from the tooth surfaces. This results in deeper areas (known as periodontal pockets) between the teeth and gums, where germs, plaque, and tartar can gather. Scaling and root planing is a procedure used to wipe out these pockets, smooth the root surfaces, and produce a healthier environment in which the gums can heal. At Hansen Family Dental, our skilled team treats periodontitis with sophisticated scaling and root planing devices to get the best possible results for our patient's oral health.
Why Is Scaling and Root Planing Important?
Periodontitis, which can cause tooth loss if enough of the alveolar bone that keeps them in place is destroyed, can be prevented with scaling and root planing.
It should be mentioned, however, that the presence of bacteria in the pockets can cause a slew of other unpleasant symptoms, including bad breath, sore gums, and bleeding gums. By undergoing this surgery, patients can allow their gums to recover, which will not only prevent bone loss but will also eradicate these symptoms, for the time being, resulting in a major improvement in their well-being.
Scaling and Root Planing Procedure
A thorough examination of your teeth and gums will be performed before treatment. This exam will include digital X-rays as well as a visual examination to look for pockets in your gums. Following the examination, our dentist will advise you on the treatment you require to resolve your current dental difficulties, which may include scaling and root planing operations.
Special devices are used to remove plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth during scaling. For this operation, Hansen Family Dental employs cutting-edge technology. The instrument eliminates plaque from the surfaces of your teeth as well as the surfaces of the tooth roots.
The root of the tooth is smoothed with specific dental equipment during root planing. When the roots are smoothed and tartar-free, bacteria find it more difficult to lodge and proliferate, resulting in gum disease.
For best dental treatment contact Hansen Family Dental at (509) 547-9951 or visit us at 6615 W Argent Rd, Pasco, WA 99301.