Posts for tag: Scaling and Root Planing

By Advance Family Dental Care
July 09, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out how this gum disease treatment could protect your teeth and jawbone from damage.

Has Dr. Pirooz Zomorrodi diagnosed you with gum disease? If it’s severe enough that other treatment options just haven’t helped you, Scaling and Root Planingthen we may recommend scaling and root planing. Find out everything there is to know about this treatment, and how it could greatly improve the health of your gums.

What is scaling and root planing?

This non-surgical periodontal therapy removes plaque and tartar buildup from between the gums all the way to the roots of the teeth to reduce gum inflammation and to target infection. Sometimes your Naperville dentist will even smooth down the tooth roots to get rid of bacteria and prevent new bacteria from forming.

How can this periodontal procedure possibly save my smile?

Gum disease is an inflammation of the gums that can cause infection in pockets of the gums. Over time, these pockets grow and slowly pull the gums away from the teeth. If left untreated, gum disease can cause teeth to fall out and damage the jawbone.

But those who seek treatment from their Naperville dentist before their gum disease becomes too severe can protect the health of their smiles so they don’t have to face extractions and other dental procedures down the road. This is why continuing to see us for those six-month checkups is so important.

What does getting scaling and root planing in Naperville entail?

Prior to your treatment, your Naperville dentist will numb the gums with local anesthesia so you won’t experience discomfort during your procedure. Then we will begin to remove tartar from your teeth and below the gumline. Your procedure may be performed in only one visit, but it’s also not unlikely that we will treat half of your mouth during one visit and the other half during your second visit. We will talk to you beforehand about what to expect, and how many visits you’ll need for a successful scaling and root planing.

Will my gums look healthy again after scaling and root planing?

After treatment, you will start to notice your gums becoming firm and pink once again. Also, many of our patients who get scaling and root planing will not require treatments like this. Instead, maintenance therapy will be the only thing necessary to maintain good gum health.

If your Naperville dentist has diagnosed you with gum disease and you’ve been trying to find the proper treatment, then schedule a consultation with Advance Family Dental Care today. We can create the proper treatment plan for you to combat your gum disease!



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Naperville, IL 60563
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