Scaling And Root Planing Specialist

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SEDA Dental

Dentists located in Jupiter, Boynton Beach, Pompano Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Pinecrest, and North Miami Beach, FL

If you’re one of the more than 64.7 million Americans with periodontal disease, you’re likely a candidate for scaling and root planing. Scaling and root planing, or deep dental cleaning, helps eradicate plaque and tartar buildup from the surfaces of your teeth and from beneath your gums. At SEDA Dental, with locations in Jupiter, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Pompano Beach, Pinecrest, and North Miami Beach, Florida, the caring dental team regularly does scaling and root planing treatment. To request your scaling and root planing consultation at SEDA Dental, call the office nearest you or click the online booking tool today.

Scaling and Root Planing Q & A

What is scaling and root planing?

Scaling and root planing is a periodontal procedure used to treat chronic gum disease. Scaling and root planing usually takes more than one visit and often requires the use of a local anesthetic. This is particularly true if you have receding gums. 

The team at SEDA Dental does scaling and root planing as an outpatient procedure, meaning you can return home on the same day of your appointment. If you’re concerned about your risk of gum disease, request a meeting with the team at SEDA Dental today. 

Why would I need scaling and root planing?

The team at SEDA Dental usually recommends scaling and root planing for people who exhibit signs and symptoms of chronic gum disease. These safe and effective procedures can stop the harmful effects of periodontal disease from getting worse while keeping your mouth healthy. 

If you have chronic periodontal disease, it causes your gums to recede and pull away from your teeth. Over time, this causes large pockets to grow between your teeth and gums, where bacteria can grow and thrive. 

Without proper care, chronic gum disease increases your risk of:

  • Bone loss
  • Tissue loss
  • Tooth loss
  • Loose teeth

While anyone can develop chronic gum disease, there are certain factors that may increase your risk, including using tobacco, being overweight, and poor dental hygiene.

What happens during scaling and root planing?

The team at SEDA Dental does scaling and root planing onsite in their comfortable, welcoming office. Prior to treatment, your dentist administers a local anesthetic to prevent pain or discomfort. 

Once the anesthesia sets in, your dentist scales your teeth. This involves your dentist scraping plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth as well as the pockets between your gums. After removing all of the buildup, your dentist uses a scaler to smooth your tooth roots. This process helps reattach your gums to your teeth. 

Depending on the severity of your gum disease, your dentist might also prescribe oral antibiotics or ask you to use an antimicrobial mouthwash to speed up your body’s healing process.

What is recovery like after scaling and root planing?

Following scaling and root planing treatment, your dentist sends you home with a list of recovery instructions. Make sure to take any medications as prescribed and regularly brush and floss your teeth. If necessary, your dentist might also ask you to return for a second followup appointment. 

To learn more about the benefits of scaling and root planing, make an appointment at SEDA Dental today by calling the office nearest you or by clicking the online booking tool.