When you develop periodontal disease, Dr. Jesse Taylor may recommend a periodontal deep cleaning, or scaling and root planing treatment, to combat gum disease in the early stages of development and encourage the healing process to begin. Scaling and root planing removes plaque and tartar from your teeth and root surfaces to reduce the harmful bacteria in your mouth, and may be used on its own or in combination with another treatment. To make your appointment with our dentist and learn more about scaling and root planing in Mount Pleasant, Texas, please call The Mount Pleasant Dentist at 903-572-4141.
caling and root planing is one of the most common and effective treatments recommended for gum disease before it becomes severe. This is a deep cleaning treatment that includes two main steps:
- Scaling: In scaling, we remove plaque and tartar (dental calculus) from the tooth surface.
- Root Planing: This step involves cleaning the roots of the teeth, smoothing the root to remove bacterial toxins.
The goals of scaling and root planing are to remove bacteria, plaque, and tartar, and to halt the progress of the disease. While most scaling and root planing treatments can be completed comfortably without anesthetic, our dentist is happy to offer anesthetic and other comfort options to make certain that you feel at ease during your treatment. The scaling and root planing treatment may be split up into several appointments, in which we treat one section of the mouth at each appointment.
Scaling and root planing may be combined with other types of periodontal therapy, such as antibiotic treatment. For most patients, scaling and root planing is enough to prevent periodontal disease from progressing further. For more information about the benefits of scaling and root planing, and to learn more about the other types of periodontal treatment we offer, please do not hesitate to contact our office.