Are you experiencing gum disease? Don't worry; there's an effective, non-surgical solution that can help you treat it before it becomes severe. Scaling and root planing is a dental procedure specifically designed to target gum disease and bring back your healthy smile.
During the process, your dentist will carefully clean between your gums and teeth, reaching down to the roots. This removes dental tartar from your teeth surfaces and smooths out the root surfaces, eliminating any infected tooth structure. The deep periodontal pockets around your teeth can harbor tartar deposits, leading to gum disease. Scaling and root planing ensure that plaque and tartar are removed from these pockets, controlling gum disease.
We understand you might be concerned about discomfort after the procedure, especially since we'll be cleaning deeper regions under your gums. You might experience some soreness, and your teeth might become more sensitive to temperature. Rest assured, we'll do our best to make you comfortable throughout the process.
If you experience any discomfort, you can use over-the-counter painkillers like ibuprofen or apply ice packs to the outside of your face around the treated area. We care about your well-being and want to make sure you have a smooth and pain-free recovery.
After scaling and root planing, your gums may feel bruised or tender, so you'll need to adjust your brushing and flossing routine. Don't worry; we'll guide you on the best methods to keep your teeth clean during this time without aggravating any sensitive areas.
The best part is that scaling and root planing is a straightforward procedure that can significantly stop the progression of gum disease. If you maintain good dental care after the procedure, your gum disease should be under control, and your gums will heal, becoming firm and pink again in no time!
Your oral health is essential to us, and we'll be here to support you every step of the way. Feel free to ask us any questions or express any concerns you might have. Together, we'll work towards achieving a healthy, confident smile.