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Periodontal Scaling & Root Planing in Plano

If you have gum disease, you must act quickly to prevent it from worsening. The most common cause of tooth and bone loss is gum disease. Scaling and root planing can be used to prevent and treat it if it happens. Cleaning beneath the gum line and between the pockets that have formed is part of this treatment.

Why May Periodontal Scaling be Needed?

The most common reason for a patient’s need or desire for scaling and root planing is gum disease. Gum disease can be discovered and diagnosed at your bi-annual dental visits. It is one of the most prevalent dental issues, affecting almost half of the population. To prevent the problem from worsening and leading to tooth loss, treatment is required.

Candidates for Root Planing

Any patient with mild to moderate gum disease should think about scaling and root planing. We can examine your gums for signs of illness and assess the amount of pocketing between your teeth and gum line. After a thorough inspection, we can determine whether and when more cleaning is required. If you have gum disease, it’s best to start treatment as soon as possible.

Periodontal Scaling & Root Planing Treatment in Plano, TX

We will numb one side of your mouth to make the cleaning more comfortable. The hygienist will then use special equipment to clean around the teeth and behind the gum line. The roots are polished and the tartar and dirt are completely eliminated. The gums can then self-heal and close the pockets that have formed. To have the other side of your mouth treated, you will need to book a second appointment. The first line of defense against gum disease is cleanings that include scaling and root planing.

If you think you might need a scaling and root planing, call us now and we can answer any questions you may have regarding this procedure.

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