Routine, professional teeth cleanings leave your mouth clean and healthy. If you miss your routine cleanings, plaque and tartar build up, making scaling and root planing necessary to prevent tooth disease. Amit Motwani, DMD, at Warminster Dental Arts in Hatboro, Pennsylvania, provides regular checkups and scaling and root planing to keep your teeth healthy. Call the office today for a consultation or book your appointment online.
Scaling is a more in-depth cleaning. It is often referred to as a deep cleaning, and it’s considered the gold standard to treat periodontal disease.
When performed, scaling is painless and doesn’t require anesthesia. If you have gingivitis or severe gum disease, an anesthetic can help ease your discomfort during the procedure.
Scaling removes the tartar and plaque buildup on your teeth and gums. Your recovery from a scaling procedure only takes a few days.
Root planing is a nonsurgical deep cleaning usually conducted along with scaling. When tartar buildup creeps down the tooth and into the gum line, root planing is necessary to remove the bacteria in the space between the gums and teeth. During the procedure, you get your roots cleaned, scraped, and disinfected.
Proper daily brushing, flossing, and regular checkups are effective in treating gingivitis or gum disease. However, if a more severe gum disease, such as periodontitis, develops, scaling and root planing are cost-effective and minimally invasive ways to treat it.
When you undergo scaling and root planing, your treatment consists of two to three appointments. During your appointments, deep cleaning focuses on one section of your mouth at a time. The time between appointments allows for sufficient healing time.
Gingivitis and periodontitis are easily treatable with scaling and root planing. The procedures are painless, and they only take a few appointments while treats gum disease effectively.
At Warminster Dental Arts, either Dr. Motwani or an experienced dental hygienist perform scaling and root planing. Your exact procedure depends on the severity and progression of your gum disease.
Preventive scaling and root planing can treat the early stages of gum disease. For more advanced cases, an experienced periodontist is necessary. When left untreated, gum disease eats away at teeth calcium and causes more severe health problems.
Getting a deep cleaning treats and prevents gum disease, and Dr. Motwani works with all ages to help ease any pain quickly and efficiently. If you need scaling and root planing, call Warminster Dental Arts for an appointment or schedule online using the booking tool today.