If you have gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, one of the most common treatments available is scaling and root planing in Mountain View, California.
What Is Scaling and Root Planing?
Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning treatment that removes harmful, disease-causing bacteria from beneath the gumline. It is typically conducted once every six months and is a normal part of your dental maintenance if you have periodontal disease.
It is composed to two main parts:
- Scaling: This part of the treatment removes hard tartar and plaque from the surface of the teeth.
- Root Planing: During this section of the treatment, the roots of the teeth are smoothed to remove bacteria.
Treatment itself can be completed in one dental visit and ordinarily does not require anesthetic. However, should a patient request an anesthetic, Dr. Galina Nasakin and associates can provide a number of options to help you feel comfortable and at ease during treatment. Scaling and root planing may also be used in conjunction with other forms of periodontal treatment, which helps halt the progression of the disease and keep your smile healthy.
For more details about this periodontal treatment, please call Dental Zone at 650-858-2028 and schedule an appointment with our dentists.