Root Planing and Scaling: Non-Surgical Gum Treatment

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Are you looking for non-surgical treatment for periodontal disease? Then, your best option is what we call the deep cleaning technique or commonly known as root planing and scaling procedure.

Root planing and scaling are deep cleaning methods used to clean the root surfaces of your teeth and smoothen your teeth roots. These non-surgical treatments can thoroughly cleanse your periodontium, and work very efficiently on individuals with gingivitis and moderate gum disease.

Scaling and root planing can be used both stand-alone gum treatment and as preventative management for periodontal disease. It can only be done after a thorough examination of your mouth. Initially, your dentist will get your dental x-ray and do some visual assessment to be able to make a final dental diagnosis to begin scaling and root planing procedure.

Scaling is typically done first by your dentist to remove all the plaque and tartar above and below your gum line. Then, your dentist will do the root planing to smoothen your teeth roots and help your gums reattach to your teeth. Depending on your gum condition, the extent of tartar formation and the progression of your periodontal disease, local anesthetics may be required.

Sometimes, adjunctive therapy is done after scaling and root planing treatment. Systemic antibiotics, host modulation, and local delivery antimicrobials may be used as adjunctive therapy.

If you want to learn more about scaling and root planing technique, visit our dental office at Niagara Periodontics in St. Catharines, Ontario.

-The Niagara Periodontics Team

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