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There are many different techniques that dentists use to help people. Many do not want to think about what these techniques are They worry that they are painful, and they would rather avoid knowing much about them.
They do not realize that knowledge is one of the best ways to remove the fear of going to the dentist. With that in mind, here is information about Scaling and Root Planing.
What is Scaling and Root Planing?
Scaling and root planing are techniques that dental professionals use to provide a deep cleaning of the teeth and gums. They are something that dental professionals use to fight gum disease. Gum disease is a result of a buildup of plaque bacteria and calculus on the teeth and gums. Scaling is the removal and debridement of the plaque and calculus.
Root planing is the smoothing of the surface and roots that become exposed. It removes the centum that is full of the calculus, bacteria and toxins that cause the inflammation associated with gum disease. The result of scaling and root planing is the creation of a periodontium that is in remission from the disease.
The bacteria that cause the gum disease are not found far below the root surfaces. That means there is not a need for our dental professionals to go deeply into the gums to remove the bacteria that is causing problems. With the use of special instruments, we can help our patients regain their oral health with a procedure that is not painful and that does not require extensive amounts of work.
Our professionals at the office are always ready to answer the questions you have about scaling and root planing or any other type of work that you may need. Please take the time to contact us to schedule a consultation or to find out how we can help you meet your dental needs.