Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and Root Planing

Over time, plaque can build up on the surface of your teeth. If this plaque, which is composed of a thin layer of bacteria, is not regularly removed, it can begin to build up under the gumline.

When this happens, your dental professional may need to perform a deep cleaning procedure involving Scaling and Root Planing to prevent further progression which could lead to periodontal disease (gum disease).

Scaling is the deep cleaning of the teeth below the gumline to remove the bacteria-laden plaque. Root Planing is the smoothing of the teeth performed to help your gums reattach to your teeth.

The dental professionals at Bradenton Family Dentistry are experienced professionals who are able to perform this procedure quickly and with very little pain or discomfort. Call our office today and let us help you maintain and improve your happy and healthy smile!

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Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling is a [non-surgical] deep cleaning measure that includes removing plaque from above and below the gumline. The root is also smoothened through planing to allow the tissue to heal and reattach itself to the tooth. Local anesthesia is applied to numb the targeted area and make the procedure much more comfortable. Antibiotics may be recommended as a means of controlling the toxic bacteria from spreading further that cause periodontitis.

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