Conservative Gum Treatment
Periodontal Scaling and Root Planning is a conservative cleaning procedure meant to remove contamination and infection from beneath the gum. Scaling removes deposits of bacterial plaque, calculus, food debris, and pus that have accumulated in the infect pocket due to periodontitis. If you have advanced pocketing we may recommend you have antiobiotic therapy directed inserted into problem areas. Our hygienist is specially trained to aid in the prevention of advanced periodontal pocketing and will address your options to maintain healthy gums.
Root planning smoothes and cleans the root of the tooth so that the gum tissue may heal next to the tooth. Scaling and root planning is usually performed in one section of the mouth at a time using local anesthesia for your comfort. This non-surgical treatment is often effective in allowing complete healing of early stages of periodontitis and may reduce the extent of surgical treatment needed when performed in more advanced stages of gum disease.