The doctors and staff of Advantage Dentistry see patients struggling with every stage of gum disease. Gum disease can progress quickly without a regular oral hygiene routine, but more people are looking for ways to prevent that from happening. Scaling and root planing are two steps in one deep cleaning procedure your dentist performs to help stop gum disease in its tracks.
Scaling is the term for removing all plaque and buildup from the surface of the tooth, all the way down to the gums. Root planing is the process of contouring and shaping teeth may be done to reshape the tooth closer to the gums. Each of these steps is important to complete so as the gums heal they have a clean, smooth surface to reattach to. Local anesthetic is used during this procedure, and depending on your case your dentist may recommend completing the treatment over two appointments. Most patients only experience a minor soreness afterward, and are in a great position to fend off gum disease!
To learn more about scaling and root planing, and all the services we provide, visit www.advantagedentistry.com for more information. To schedule your appointment with Advantage Dentistry in Kenmore, NY, call our office at 716-877-2275.