Scaling and Root Planing?
What’s a Scaling and Root Planing?
A scaling and root planing is most often done on patients who have some form of gum disease. This particular disease is quite common, affecting nearly half of all the population. Fortunately, we can help to treat the condition and prevent it from worsening with a deep gum cleaning. This cleaning is done right here at Hollywood DDS to help your gums heal.
Why would a person need a Scaling and Root Planing?
The reason a patient would require a scaling and root planing is because they currently have gum disease. This disease can cause eventual tooth and bone loss, which is a major problem when it comes to the health of your smile. For this reason, it is essential that you come into the office to see if the cleaning needs to be done. You can benefit from having the cleaning done at your own convenience.
Who is the right candidate for a Scaling and Root Planing?
The first step is for us to examine your gums to see if you might need this type of cleaning. Many people who need this cleaning will benefit from coming into our office to have it done. We will examine if your gums are pocketing, which is a sign they need to be completely cleaned. You might have noticed that your gums bleed and swell when brushing.
What happens during the Scaling and Root Planing process?
The first step is to numb the gums completely. We do this by using a safe local anesthetic. Our hygienist then clears away debris from below the gums to help them heal naturally on their own. The gums are rinsed with a special solution to keep them healthy and clean. We will instruct you to come in regularly to have these cleanings done as a way to help heal your mouth and prevent the actual disease from getting a lot worse.
If you believe that you need a scaling and root planing, call the office today to schedule an appointment with us.