Scaling and root planing is a periodontal treatment that cleans and removes bacteria from the surface of the teeth. These are often used to treat early signs of gum disease when the gums start to swell, become tender and experience mild bleeding. The two steps of the treatment include:
• Scaling, which removes calculus (plaque buildup) from the dental surface
• Root planing, which cleans the bottom roots of the tooth, smoothing the surface and removing the buildup of bacteria
Together, scaling and root planing can effectively remove the source of periodontal disease, isolating the spread of infection and preventing further damage. If you visit Wow Dental for a treatment, Dr. Leo Man will prioritize your comfort. Though many scaling and root planing procedures do not require anesthetic, our dentist can go over your anesthetic and general treatment options.
With scaling and root planing, our dentist can improve the health of your smile in as little as one simple visit. However, the treatment can be split in multiple treatments, depending on the needs of the patient. If you would like to find out how our scaling and root planing in Chino Hills, California, helps clean teeth and treat gum disease, call 909-590-2229. Our office team will be happy to answer questions about this and other periodontal treatments.