Scaling and Root Planing in Palm City, FL
Scaling and root planing, also known as a deep cleaning, is the primary method for treating gum disease. Infrequent brushing and flossing and general poor oral hygiene over prolonged periods of time can cause periodontal, or gum, disease. Genetics, Diabetes, and smoking can also be factors. When gum disease is discovered, your dentist will almost certainly recommend scaling and root planing to treat the disease.
Over one or two visits, your dentist or hygienist will use specially designed dental tools to remove build up above the gum line and as well as under the gums. In most cases, a local anesthetic is utilized to ensure comfort. Once the process is complete, your dentist will determine if additional periodontal surgery is required.
To ensure long-term success of periodontal treatments, the patient must comply with proper home care and maintain regularly scheduled hygiene appointments.