Scaling & Root Planing

Learn About Scaling and Root Planing

Prevent the progress of periodontal disease

This deep cleaning procedure is a safe way to prevent treat gum disease and to prevent possible future complications. Scaling and root planing may also be paired along with other periodontal treatments to help facilitate maximum healing and recovery. If you have gum disease, we invite you to experience quality scaling and root planning in Beavercreek, Ohio, by calling 937-802-0901 and meeting with Empire Dental Specialty Group's periodontist, Dr. Barry Simms.

Scaling and root planing is one of the most common and effective treatments recommended for gum disease before it becomes severe. This is a deep cleaning treatment that includes two main steps:

  • Scaling: In scaling, we remove plaque and tartar (dental calculus) from the tooth surface.
  • Root Planing: This step involves cleaning the roots of the teeth, smoothing the root to remove bacterial toxins.

The goals of scaling and root planing are to remove bacteria, plaque, and tartar, and to halt the progress of the disease. While most scaling and root planing treatments can be completed comfortably without an anesthetic, our dentist can offer several anesthetic and other comfort options to make certain that you feel at ease during your treatment. The scaling and root planing treatment may be split up into several appointments, in which we treat one section of the mouth at each appointment.

Scaling and root planing may be combined with other types of periodontal therapy, such as antibiotic treatment. For most patients, scaling and root planing is enough to prevent periodontal disease from progressing further. For more information about the benefits of scaling and root planing, and to learn more about the other types of periodontal treatment we offer, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Dr. Barry Simms, MS, DMD Periodontist


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