Scaling and Root Planing

Treat Gum Disease Before Permanent Damage

Advanced dental deep cleaning procedure for optimal oral health.

Effective Periodontal Disease Treatment

If you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, Dr. Ann Astolfi may recommend an advanced dental deep cleaning procedure to treat infected gums. Scaling and root planing is an effective nonsurgical periodontal treatment for patients showing early signs of gum disease. Scaling and root planing can help prevent gum disease from worsening and causing permanent damage to the gums and surrounding tissue. Dr. Astolfi performs this procedure under local anesthesia to minimize discomfort.

Learn more about the scaling and root planing procedure by scheduling your appointment with Dr. Astolfi today!

Signs of Gum Disease

You may develop gum disease if you do not take care of your oral health by brushing and flossing regularly. Some of the most common signs of gum disease are bad breath, bleeding gums, swollen gums, and loose teeth. If you are noticing any of these signs, you must come in for a consultation so we can determine what stage of gum disease you have.

The Scaling and Root Planing Treatment

This procedure is performed under local anesthesia where we numb only the areas of the gum tissue that need to be treated. Dr. Astolfi will use an ultrasonic tool and some hand instruments to remove plaque buildup and calculus accumulation around the teeth. We will clean deep below the gum line to get rid of any buildup and smooth out rough surfaces of the teeth. This will help the gums reattach to the teeth fairly quickly.

Benefits of Dental Deep Cleaning for Gum Disease

You will need to undergo at least one dental deep cleaning to eradicate the infected gum tissue. Once the tissues are healed, Dr. Astolfi will most likely have you come in for periodontal maintenance treatments where you will undergo a less aggressive deep cleaning. These cleanings will still allow us to clean below the gum line so that we reduce the risk of you developing gum disease.

If you've been diagnosed with gum disease, call Dr. Astolfi's office today to schedule your no risk consultation.

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