Deep Scaling/Root Planing

As the time goes by, plaque along with minerals accumulate in the mouth to form tartar, also called as calculus. Tartar is much harder than plaque, and considerably harder to remove. Tartar sticks fast to the surfaces of the tooth, particularly to the tooth roots, which is an excellent reproducing ground for the bacterial plaque that results in tooth decay, tooth loss, and gum disease.

Dental scaling is the first, non-surgical treatment for gum disease (periodontal). To begin the scaling procedure, the dental specialist, hygienist, or periodontist numbs the area to be treated to keep up the patient’s comfort. He or she then uses a special instrument or an ultrasonic scaler to rub beneath the gums and remove the tartar that leads to gum infection, tooth decay, and tooth loss.

Often, scaling and root planing are referred as deep cleaning. Some dentists may endorse scaling and root planing as preventive treatments, which should be repeated annually to inhibit tartar buildup, even in patients who show no signs of gum disease.

Scaling can leave the tooth surface slightly unpleasant, so it is normally followed by root planing. During planing, the dental practitioner or hygienist carefully planes the root surfaces to smooth them and prevent further tartar development. Not only does root planing prevent forthcoming build-up, but it also provides the gums a smooth surface in which to heal, which moderates post-scaling irritation.

Scaling and root planing are at times referred to as profound cleaning. A few dental specialists may prescribe scaling and root planing as preventive medicines that ought to be repeated yearly to prevent tartar development, even in patients who show no signs of gum disease.

If you want to know more about Deep Scaling and Root Planing, don’t hesitate to arrange an appointment with the Del Mar dentist. Visit Del Mar Highlands Dentistry office on your free time!

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