When your gum disease progresses beyond gingivitis, you will need more extensive gum disease treatment. At Think Oral Implants and Periodontics, our periodontist, Dr. Ting, offers scaling and root planing as a means to restore gum health and to minimize infection. He can make a professional suggestion for how often you need a deep dental cleaning to ensure your teeth and gums remain healthy in Paoli, PA.
The Scaling and Root Planing Procedure
Scaling and root planing is a treatment that helps individuals suffering from periodontitis. When your gum disease is left untreated, plaque and tartar will continue to accumulate around your teeth and gums. This must be removed in order to restore your gum health. Regular brushing and flossing aren’t enough at this point, that’s why you must visit our dental office for a deep dental cleaning.
During the scaling process, plaque and tartar is scraped away gently at the gum line and deep within gum pockets. Once this is done, the root planing process begins which smooths the tooth root to help the tissues reattach to your teeth. This also helps minimize the possibility of being infected again. Smoother tooth roots make it harder for any bacteria, plaque, or tartar to adhere to your teeth.
How often is it necessary for optimal oral health?
Dr. Ting will recommend an annual checkup and biannual dental cleanings to most patients. However, depending on the stage of your gum disease, he may recommend scaling and root planing, at least twice a year or more. Some patients are seen every three to four months. This is determined by your overall health and your dental history. It’s important that you maintain your oral hygiene from home to help your teeth and gums looking and feeling their best.
Learn more about scaling and root planing treatment
When you need a deep dental cleaning due to periodontal disease, scaling and root planing can clean your teeth and gums thoroughly. At Think Oral Implants and Periodontics, our periodontist, Dr. Ting, offers periodontal disease treatments such as scaling and root planing that helps to resolve oral health problems. For more information on periodontal disease treatment and to schedule an appointment, call 610-550-3333. We serve patients in Paoli, Malvern, Berwyn, and the surrounding Pennsylvania communities with advanced periodontal procedures and dental implant treatments.