Scaling and root planing are non-surgical periodontal treatments designed to combat gum disease and promote healthy gums. These procedures go beyond routine dental cleanings to address plaque and tartar buildup below the gumline, where bacterial infections can occur.

Understanding Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling involves the thorough removal of plaque, tartar and bacterial deposits from the tooth surfaces, both above and below the gumline. Root planing smooths the tooth roots to eliminate rough areas where bacteria can easily accumulate.

Targeting Gum Disease

Scaling and root planing are primarily used to treat gingivitis and early stages of gum disease (periodontitis). By removing the source of infection and promoting gum reattachment, these procedures help prevent further gum deterioration and bone loss.

Procedure and Comfort

Local anesthesia is often administered to ensure patient comfort during scaling and root planing. Ultrasonic scalers and manual instruments are used to clean the tooth surfaces and root areas, promoting thorough plaque removal.

Benefits and Follow-Up

These treatments have several benefits, including reduced gum inflammation, improved gum attachment and prevention of further disease progression. After the procedure, maintaining excellent oral hygiene and attending regular dental visits to Unicare Center for Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry is crucial for ongoing gum health.

If you want to schedule an appointment for scaling and root planing in Webster, Texas, please call 281-332-4700. Our dentist, Dr. Farid Noie, will be happy to meet with you!

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