One of the gum disease treatments provided at the office of William Forero DMD, PA is periodontal surgery, including periodontal scalings, also known as "deep cleanings", and root planing and scaling. Root planing and scaling are the most effective, cost-effective, and essential treatments to maintain the health of your gums and teeth. Root planing and scaling is done by carefully removing plaque and calculus from deep periodontal pockets. If your periodontal readings are higher than 7 mm, you should be concerned about losing your teeth if you don't receive treatment in time. After periodontal treatment, it is essential to maintain excellent oral care at home, and to receive regular periodontal cleanings from our hygienist. We invite you to contact our practice at 954-752-4901 to learn more about root planing and scaling in Coral Springs, Florida, and to make your appointment with one of our experienced dentists.
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.