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Why Do I Need Scaling and Root Planing


Posted on 10/10/2022 by Evan
Why Do I Need Scaling and Root PlaningScaling and root planing is a surgical procedure that treats periodontal disease and reduces its progress to other mouth areas.

What are Scaling and Root Planing?


Scaling and root planing is a dental treatment that treats periodontitis. It is essential in eliminating bacterial plaque tart and pigmentation that has formed on the teeth surface and within the periodontal pockets.

Residues and food debris attached and accumulated on the dental surfaces are detached using the scaling and planing procedure. Also, the process decontaminates the root of infections and bacterial attacks, thus avoiding leaving the rotted area retaining bacteria that can inflame the teeth tissues.

Why is it necessary to have a scaling and root planning procedure?


The treatment is necessary to maintain the health of the supporting tissues of the dental piece and reduce the inflammation within the soft tissues. Scaling and root planning dental treatment are required when the following issues occur. Development and formation of bacterial plaque and tartar accumulation on and under the gums. When you develop irregular root surfaces that attract and retain bacterial plaque. When inflammation of the gums occurs. When the gum bleeding is at a mild to severe level. Finally, periodontal pockets develop.

Moreover, the dental procedure is for patients who have developed wide, deep spaces between the gums and teeth, making regular dental cleaning challenging. Due to these vast spaces, plaque accumulates and becomes challenging to be removed through regular tooth brushing.

If the bacteria in these spaces are left untreated, it affects the gums and eventually leads to bone and tooth loss. Hence, patients with such conditions must undergo this procedure to remove the bacterial build-up plaque stuck below the gum line and any bacteria in the mouth, maintaining oral and dental health. Book an appointment with us for successful scaling and planning dental treatment, and we will be ready.

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