If you are concerned about gum disease, we invite you to visit us for a periodontal health evaluation. After we learn more about your circumstances, it is possible that we will recommend that you undergo scaling and root planing in Lebanon. This minimally invasive treatment has the potential to rid your mouth of harmful bacteria and give your gums an opportunity to heal. You can read more about it below.
Scaling and root planing is a minimally invasive treatment for gum disease. Basically, it is a deep cleaning of the mouth. During the scaling portion of the procedure, we remove plaque and tartar from the teeth, both above and below the gumline. During root planing, we smooth out the roots of the teeth so it is more difficult for bacteria to cling to them. Following your treatment, your gums will have the opportunity to heal, and any open pockets between them and your teeth should close.
We strive to make our patients comfortable during their treatments, so we will numb your mouth at your appointment. Depending on the extent of your gum disease, we may not be able to complete your entire treatment in one visit. In fact, we might address your gum disease in quadrants, allowing each quadrant of your mouth to heal before we move onto the next.
After you finish scaling and root planing, it is important that you attend all recommended follow-up appointments so we can monitor your condition and hopefully keep your gum disease at bay for many years to come.
Scaling and root planing is suitable for many cases of mild to moderate gum disease. You should certainly see us for a consultation if you have any of the following symptoms:
Some of the top benefits of scaling and root planing include:
Would you like to learn more about how you can battle gum disease and protect your oral health? Get in touch with O&S Dental Professionals today.