Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning of the teeth. Depending on the severity of your case, it may require the use of a local anesthetic and more than one appointment. Scaling is when your dentist removes all the plaque and tartar above and below the gumline, making sure to clean all the way down to the bottom of the pocket. Your dentist will then begin root planing, smoothing out your teeth roots to help your gums reattach to your teeth.
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Houston Scaling and Root Planing

(Treatment of Gum Disease)

Scaling and Root Planing
Frequently Asked Questions

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What Is Scaling and Root Planing?
Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning of the teeth.
How do you know if you need scaling and root planing?
If the gums bleed as part of the daily hygiene routine of brushing and flossing, it indicates the need for scaling and root planing.
How many times do you need scaling and root planing?
Individuals with healthy teeth and gums only need a regular dental checkup and cleaning twice a year.
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Applications of Scaling and Root Planing

At Prestigious Smiles, we use scaling and root planing to treat the following oral conditions:
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Remove calculus and plaque that sticks to tooth surfaces

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Remove tartar from teeth

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Helps in cases of moderate to severe gingivitis and periodontal disease

Why Should You Choose Scaling and Root Planing?

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When scaling is performed, calculus and plaque that attaches to the tooth surfaces is removed.

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The root of the tooth is literally smoothed, which promotes healing, and also helps prevent bacteria from easily colonizing in the future.

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Scaling and root planing may make the mouth more aesthetically pleasing.

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How is a Scaling and Root Planing?

Scaling and root planing, also known as conventional periodontal therapy, non-surgical periodontal therapy or deep cleaning, is a procedure involving removal of dental plaque and calculus (scaling or debridement) and then smoothing, or planing, of the (exposed) surfaces of the roots, removing cementum or dentine that is impregnated with calculus, toxins, or microorganisms, the agents that cause inflammation.

Plaque Build Up and Bone Loss

Plaque accumulation tends to be thickest along the gumline. Because of the proximity of this area to the gum tissue, the bacterial plaque begins to irritate and infect the gums. This infection of the gum causes the gum disease known as gingivitis, which literally means inflammation of the gingiva, or gums. Gingivitis is characterized by swelling, redness and bleeding gums. It is the first step in the decline of periodontal health, and the only step which can be fully reversed to restore one's oral health.
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Do you want to know more or need a consultation?

We invite you to schedule a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Zarghouni, to get all your oral concerns addressed at the earliest. Please call Dentist in Houston TX at (281) 880-6666 or reach out through online consultation and we’ll be happy to help.

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Friday: Closed
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Sunday: Closed


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