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What Is Scaling and Root Planing?

In the event that () disease is found in the first stageoften called gingivitis it may be resolved with a professional teeth cleaning and improved oral hygiene practices. But if your dental issue develops into the second phase, called periodontitis, Dr. Dentist Two could suggest scaling and root planing (SRP) treatments. Scaling and root planing is a noninvasive gum disease procedure that eliminates plaque, tartar, and bacteria from beneath your gums. To conduct this treatment, our highly trained City, ST dental professionals smooth the outsides of your tooth roots within periodontal pockets with specially designed dental instruments. Scaling and root planing serves to create a better atmosphere for your gums and undo the advancement of gum disease. In the event that you exhibit indications of gum disease, schedule an appointment at DentalWorks - Hyperlingo to learn more information on scaling and root planing.

Are You a Candidate for SRP?

Adults and children may be great candidates for scaling and root planing if they have bleeding or swollen gums, halitosis, gum erosion, or different indications of periodontal disease. At your exam, our team will evaluate the pockets separating your teeth from the gumline. When these gaps are over 3 mm deep and scans prove that bone loss has taken place, can perform SRP treatments. This periodontal disease option can reduce the size of the gum pockets. This might you care for your gums using simpler methods. Gum disease that is diagnosed in the middle stage often taken care of with scaling and root planing at DentalWorks - Hyperlingo.

What Is the Treatment Process?

This gum disease solution at our City, ST facility is often performed in varied areas of the mouth over a period of 1 – 4 appointments. To help you stay relaxed and calm, could dull the area by offering a local anesthetic. Sedation will also be offered if you are worried when receiving dental treatment. When you are prepped to get started, our professionals will use our state-of-the-art tooth scaler and hand tools to precisely eliminate buildup and bacteria from within your periodontal gaps. Your tooth root surfaces will then be smoothed (planed) to lessen the regions where dangerous bacteria might accumulate. Topically delivered antibiotics can also be administered deep into the gum pockets to elevate oral wellness and slow down bacterial accumulation.

Following Scaling and Root Planing Therapy

Inflammation and gum pain could develop for several days following your SRP therapy. These issues will generally be reduced with over-the-counter pain meds and using warm saline rinses. Practicing great oral health habits, including basic brushing and flossing every day, is necessary for sustaining your gum wellness. might also you attend regular gum maintenance cleanings to minimize the risk for recurring infections and better take care of your periodontal health. These periodontal cleaning sessions are typically done 3 – 4 times a year and take the place of biannual oral cleanings.

Insurance Coverage for SRP

DentalWorks - Hyperlingo is proud to provide scaling and root planing, an effective gum disease solution, which might be covered in part by dental insurance programs. carry dental coverage, we can call provider to determine complete benefits before calculating any extra expenses. Our practice accepts a wide range of payment methods, such as low-interest financing, to help your dental solution more accessible.


1. What is scaling and root planing?

For patients with three millimeters or deeper periodontal pockets, scaling and root planing is recommended. This treatment removes plaque and tartar found below the gumline. This nonsurgical treatment helps improve inflamed or bleeding gums and prevents the onset of bacterial infections or tooth loss.

2. Does scaling and root planing hurt?

During the scaling and root planing process, local anesthesia will be used to numb the area being treated. This means that you should have little discomfort during the treatment. Most patients don’t report any pain during this deep cleaning.

3. What is recovery like after a deep cleaning?

After scaling and root planing, you may experience numbness or slight discomfort around the teeth that were treated for a few days. You also might have tooth sensitivity to hot or cold foods or beverages for up to six weeks.

4. Do periodontal pockets heal after scaling and root planing?

Yes, they do. However, in severe cases where periodontal pockets don’t heal, surgery may be needed to remove the inflamed tissue. This prevents the gum infection from progressing further.

5. What should I avoid doing after scaling and root planing treatment?

Avoid eating any hot or spicy foods until your gums have healed. Also, do not smoke or have alcoholic beverages for at least 72 hours after your scaling and root planing procedure.

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Because of enhancements in the dental field, it's simpler to take care of and get rid of the concerns brought on by periodontal disease. At DentalWorks - Hyperlingo, our staff provides nonsurgical scaling and root planing to target the last phases of periodontal disease and help halt its spread. Contact us for a gum evaluation with at their City, ST office or get in touch with our professionals for more information about scaling and root planing.

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