Periodontal Scaling & Root Planning

Periodontal Scaling & Root Planning

Root planning and scaling are periodontal treatments that target the removal of harmful agents that cause infection or inflammation in the gums, gingival tissue, and surrounding alveolar bone. These agents commonly include tartar/calculus and dental plaque.

Unlike surgical procedures, periodontal therapy involves a thorough cleaning of the entire periodontium. It is a non-invasive approach that is effective for people with mild to moderate gum inflammation, gingivitis, and moderate to severe periodontal disease.

How do scaling and root planning help?

Root planning and scaling can be used as a stand-alone treatment and a preventive measure. Therefore, these steps are done for periodontitis sufferers as prevention. 

  • Prevention of disease: Periodontal infection is caused due to oral bacteria. These bacteria can travel through the blood to other vital body parts. Studies show oral periodontal bacteria are linked to heart diseases and lung infections. Root planning and scaling prevent the oral bacteria from traveling to other parts and stop the periodontal disease from occurring.
  • Protection of tooth: When there is an increase in the depth of gum pockets of more than 3mm, there is a considerable risk of periodontal disease. When these pockets keep deepening, they become a house to colonies of harmful bacteria. This will eventually lead to chronic inflammation and bone and gingival tissue destruction. This leads to tooth loss. In modern days, periodontal disease is the primary cause of tooth loss. 
  • Aesthetics: Root planning and scaling remove plaque and tartar from teeth and gumline. Additionally, the superficial stains are removed in this procedure.
  • No Odour Breath: Common signs of periodontal inflammation are bad breath or halitosis. Bacteria and food particles cause persistent odor and are cured with cleaning, like root planning and scaling. 

If you have any questions or concerns related to dental care, get in touch with Smithville, TX dental. Our dental experts can provide you with information about our services, procedures, and treatments.

We provide personalized advice on maintaining good oral health. Whether you need advice on proper brushing and flossing techniques or have concerns about a specific dental issue, we are here to help.

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