Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling and Root Planning Deep Cleaning in Sugar Land Texas
We offer scaling and root planning deep cleaning in Sugar Land Texas at Smiles On Greatwood Dentistry. Periodontal disease or gum disease is an infection of the soft tissue and bone supporting the tooth. The condition of the gums, the depth of the pockets depths and the amount of calculus present may lead to scaling and root planning.
Most people are aware of gingivitis but not aware of periodontitis, which is a gum disease condition. There are 4 levels of periodontal condition which is determined based on the level of pocket depths, calculus below the gum line and tissue inflammation.
Scaling and root planning, also known as deep cleaning is a procedure of removal of dental plaque and calculus (tartar) below the gum line. Prior to cleaning is done the gums are anesthetized. This allows the hygienist to be able to clean below the gum line without giving the patient any discomfort. Hand instruments and ultrasonic scalars are used for this procedure. Irrigation is recommended to help minimize bacteria and control future bacteria growth that produces toxins.
It is normal to experience tooth sensitivity after the treatment and your gums may be sore for few days. After the completion of the treatment it is important to follow good home care which includes frequent brushing, flossing and salt water rinses. Your hygienist may put you on the follow-up care such as periodontal maintenance.
Periodontal maintenance cleaning is done every 3 months until the bone stabilizes and gums are in healthy condition. Consult your dentist to make sure you are doing well with your oral care
Scaling and root planning can treat early stages of periodontitis and help prevent the reappearance of the periodontal disease. Recent research shows that bacteria caused by periodontal disease may travel through the blood stream and be the cause to heart and lung diseases.
Contact Us Today for Scaling and Root Planing Deep Cleaning in Sugar Land Texas
Call us at (281) 937 -7530 today, if you are in need of deep cleaning in Sugar Land. Our Dentist in Sugar Land has many years of experience and our staff is always friendly. We do our best to work with you schedule and accept different types of insurance.