What is a Scaling and Root planing?

Scaling and root planing, also known as deep cleaning, is a comprehensive procedure aimed at treating gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. This non-surgical treatment involves meticulously removing plaque, tartar, and bacteria from above and below the gumline (scaling) and smoothing the tooth roots (root planing) to promote gum healing and prevent further progression of the disease.

At Dublin Corners Dental, we believe that a healthy smile begins with the foundation of your oral health – your gums. That’s why we offer scaling and root planing, a specialized and non-surgical dental procedure designed to combat gum disease and preserve the health of your gums and teeth. With our gentle approach and skilled team of dental professionals, we are committed to helping you achieve a lifetime of optimal gum health.

When is Scaling and Root Planing Needed?

Scaling and root planing may be recommended if you exhibit signs of gum disease, such as:

  1. Gum Inflammation: Red, swollen, and tender gums are early indicators of gum disease, known as gingivitis.
  2. Gum Recession: Receding gums expose the tooth roots, making them vulnerable to decay and sensitivity.
  3. Gum Pocket Formation: Deep pockets between the gums and teeth can trap food debris and bacteria, leading to infection and bone loss.
  4. Persistent Bad Breath: Foul breath that doesn’t improve with regular oral hygiene could be a sign of gum disease.

The Scaling and Root Planing Procedure:

At Dublin Corners Dental, we prioritize your comfort and well-being during the scaling and root planing procedure:

  1. Thorough Examination: Before the treatment, we conduct a comprehensive dental examination, including X-rays, to assess the extent of gum disease and determine the best approach.
  2. Local Anesthesia: To ensure your comfort during the procedure, we administer local anesthesia to numb the treated area.
  3. Scaling: Our skilled dental hygienist uses specialized tools to carefully remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria from above and below the gumline.
  4. Root Planing: The tooth roots are gently smoothed to remove rough areas where bacteria tend to accumulate, promoting gum healing and reattachment.
  5. Post-Treatment Care: We provide you with detailed post-treatment instructions and may schedule follow-up visits to monitor your gum health and progress.

Benefits of Scaling and Root Planing:

  • Gum Disease Treatment: Scaling and root planing effectively targets and treats gum disease, preventing further damage and tooth loss.
  • Gum Rejuvenation: The procedure helps restore the health of your gums, reducing inflammation and promoting tissue healing.
  • Improved Oral Health: Healthy gums are essential for maintaining the stability of your teeth and preserving your smile.
  • Prevention of Systemic Health Issues: Gum disease has been linked to various systemic health problems, and scaling and root planing can help reduce these risks.

Restore Your Gum Health Today:

If you are experiencing signs of gum disease or have concerns about your gum health, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Our caring dental team will assess your oral health, determine the best course of action, and provide you with gentle and effective scaling and root planing to restore your gum health and maintain a beautiful, healthy smile for years to come. Let us be your partner in achieving optimal gum health and overall well-being.


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