Scaling and root planing, often referred to as deep cleaning, is a vital periodontal procedure for treating gum disease. Provided by experts like Dr. Valay Desai and Dr. Prashant Amin, this non-surgical technique is essential for restoring gum health and preventing the progression of periodontal disease.
Understanding Gum Disease
Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a bacterial infection that affects the tissues and bones supporting the teeth. It typically begins with gingivitis, characterized by redness, swelling and bleeding of the gums. If left untreated, it can advance to periodontitis, which involves the loss of gum attachment and bone support around the teeth, leading to tooth mobility and tooth loss.
The Scaling Process
Scaling involves the careful removal of dental plaque and calculus (tartar) from the tooth surfaces both above and below the gumline. It is performed using specialized dental instruments, ensuring a thorough cleansing of the teeth to eliminate bacterial buildup.
The Root Planing Process
Root planing is the next step, which focuses on smoothing the tooth root surfaces to discourage bacterial adhesion. This process helps the gum tissue reattach to the tooth, promoting healing and reducing the depth of gum pockets.
Benefits of Scaling & Root Planing
Scaling and root planing can prevent the progression of gum disease, alleviate symptoms such as bleeding gums and bad breath and reduce the risk of tooth loss. It is a minimally invasive and effective treatment that can save your teeth and preserve your oral health.
Call Our Office
If you are experiencing signs of gum disease or are seeking periodontal care in Upland, California, contact DNTL Studio at 909-982-8893 and schedule a consultation with our skilled dentists. Scaling and root planing can help you regain your gum health and prevent the advancement of periodontal disease.