Scaling and Root Planing Glendale2019-01-31T01:01:05+00:00

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SCALING AND ROOT PLANING IN GLENDALE

Quite a large number of adults, and sometimes children, suffer from gum disease. This is a very prevalent issue in our current society, caused by plaque and bad bacteria building up under the gums causing an infection. This is usually due to a lack of oral hygiene. If gum disease is left untreated, it can turn into periodontal disease which means it has moved into the jawbone. For most circumstances, gum disease is largely treated by a process called scaling and root planing.

WHAT IS SCALING AND ROOT PLANING

Your dentist may suggest that you have a scaling and root planning done, when symptoms such as bad breath, loose gums (or deeper pockets within the gums), and tartar buildup appear. This procedure consists of calculus and tartar buildup being removed from the tooth as well as the root of the tooth. The roots of the teeth are then smoothed of any rough surfaces so the loose gum can then adhere back to the tooth and heal.

HOW IT WORKS

Normally, this process is likened to that of removing a splinter, so just slightly uncomfortable. There are some cases can involve a bit more pain at which point, a local anesthetic may be used in order to alleviate any discomfort. Other cases may involve more than one visit to accomplish a full scaling and root planing, but most are usually completed in one visit.

Your dentist will check to see if your gums are healing at your follow up appointment. This means they will be checking to see if your gums are returning to their pinkish color instead of a darker red color. They will also be checking to see if the swelling has reduced in the gums and if they are starting to gain their firmness back. If this is not the case, the dentist will suggest more maintenance tips for a better healing process.

If you’re having issues with your gums, please give us a call so we can assist you with your concerns.

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5664 W. Bell Rd.
GlendaleAZ 85308
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