Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling & Root Planing in Manteca CA
If Dr. Damle has diagnosed you with periodontal disease, your immediate treatment will probably include scaling and root planing. Commonly referred to as “deep cleaning,” this procedure will provide the professional cleaning that you cannot perform at home. Because we have professional tools that can accomplish more than a toothbrush and dental floss, you can rest assured we will get your teeth clean and set you back on your way toward excellent oral health.

What Is Scaling and Root Planing?
Scaling and root planing is a two-part process that is usually the first step in stopping and healing periodontal disease. We may apply a local anesthetic to numb the affected area to reduce potential discomfort.

Scaling is the process through which Dr. Damle will scrape away the plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth. She may need to reach down beneath your gumline where bacteria hides. Dr. Damle will then employ root planing, a procedure during which she uses tools to smooth the surface of your teeth beneath your gums. We smooth your teeth to reduce hiding places for bacteria. This may also prep your tooth for restorative services, such as crown placement.

What Are the Benefits?
Plaque and tartar are primarily composed of bacterial. These bacteria release toxins and acids that irritate your gums and bone tissue. Inflammation causes your gums to pull away from your teeth, leaving their usually protected roots exposed to damage. The sooner you remove the bacteria and infection, the faster we can heal your mouth. Think about the additional benefits of scaling and root planing when considering this procedure: This process removes buildup that leads to decay

  • Scaling and root planing stops periodontal disease, so you can return to good home care and regular checkups and cleanings.
  • SThe procedure can often prevent advanced gum disease problems, like gum recession, tooth loss, and bone deterioration.
  • After successful recovery, you will have a beautiful, healthy smile and fresh breath.

Am I a Good Candidate?
If you have periodontitis, you are the prime candidate for scaling and root planing. While you may think more forceful or regular home brushing and flossing can solve the problem, the oral health care tools you can access simply lack adequate power. Healing periodontal disease requires professional care. Our compassionate team is aware that your mouth is uncomfortable, and you may feel embarrassed about your gums. However, we want you to know we are here to make you feel comfortable, and look forward to guiding you back toward good health.

Schedule an Appointment!
At Aura Family Dentistry, we are committed to providing our patients with comprehensive dental services alongside compassionate care. Whether you need general care, restorative services, or cosmetic improvements, we look forward to assisting you in reaching your smile goals. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Damle. Call or email our office located in Manteca, California. We are accepting new patients of all ages, including children, and proudly serve members of Manteca and surrounding communities.

Summary:If you are experiencing periodontal disease, come to Aura Family Dentistry for scaling and root planing, also called “deep cleaning,” so we can remove plaque buildup, and set you on your way toward infection-free, good oral health.

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