How scaling and root planing can address periodontal disease
A healthy smile is one free from periodontal disease and tooth decay. However, if such conditions arise, our professionals offer the services to bring the smile back to health. This includes treatments such as scaling and root planing.
What is scaling and root planing?
Dr. Boris Yusupov of All City Cosmetic Dental Care of South Huntington, New York, describes scaling and root planing as a deep dental cleaning procedure that helps to remove buildup on the teeth and below the gum line. This procedure involves using special tools to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria from above and below the gums. Once this is done, a smooth root surface is created so bacteria cannot proliferate and cause further gum disease.
What are the benefits of the periodontal scaling and root planing procedure?
Scaling and root planing are usually used to treat periodontal disease, which is caused by bacteria in the mouth. It can be a very effective treatment option if caught early on, as it helps to prevent future gum problems like infection or tooth loss. It can also improve your overall oral health by reducing inflammation and helping you maintain good oral hygiene habits. In some cases, it may even help reduce the sensitivity of the gums and teeth.
What can I do after my procedure to maintain oral health and wellness?
After scaling and root planing have been completed, it is vital that you keep up with regular professional cleanings so that any further buildup or plaque can be removed before it causes more damage. Additionally, brushing twice daily with fluoride toothpaste and flossing once daily can help keep your teeth and gums healthy. Visiting our team at All City Cosmetic Dental Care for regular exams and a deep cleaning is a great way to ensure that any potential problems are identified early on and taken care of promptly.
Call All City Cosmetic Dental Care today for your next appointment!
Scaling and root planing can be effective in maintaining good oral health and overall wellness. If you think this procedure might benefit you, speak with your dental care provider to discuss further treatment options. Dr. Boris Yusupov and his team in South Huntington, NY, are excited to serve patients and families in the communities of Melville, Huntington, Syosset, Plainview, and East Northport, NY, by calling (631) 352-2330 to request a visit.