If you suffer from more advanced gum disease, Dr. Saad may recommend a scaling and root planing treatment. This procedure involves removing plaque from both your teeth and gums, in hopes of preventing any infection from spreading. We welcome you to schedule your appointment with our dentist at Rhome Family Dentistry if you are in need of scaling and root planing in Rhome, Texas. We want to help restore your smile’s health!
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:
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 anesthetic, our dentist is happy to offer 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.