If you have gum disease, our experienced Dentist can provide you with scaling and root planing treatments to help you regain your oral health. Scaling and root planing is one of the most effective treatments recommended for mild to moderate gum disease, and it is often the first treatment that our Dentist may recommend if you are diagnosed with this condition.
Scaling and root planing consists of two main steps:
- Scaling — during which plaque and tartar are removed from the tooth surface
- Root Planing — during which the roots of the teeth are cleaned and smoothed to remove bacteria toxins and encourage healing
The goal of scaling and root planing is to halt the progress of periodontal disease, bringing it under control so that you can begin the process of regaining your oral health. Your treatment may be broken up into several sessions in order to provide thorough care for each section of your mouth. Most scaling and root planing treatments do not require any anesthetic, but anesthetic and other comfort options are available as needed.
Our Dentist may also combine scaling and root planing with other types of periodontal treatment, such as antibiotic therapy.
If you have any questions about scaling and root planing in Aliso Viejo, California, and if you want to schedule your appointment with Dr. Michelle Eng, please contact our office today at 949-249-8721.