Scaling & Root Planing

TREATMENT OF GINGIVITIS AT BROCK DENTAL

Gingivitis is a generative disease that if left untreated, will cause significant tooth and gum deterioration. Just the word gingivitis can strike panic in a patient’s mind; however, the reality is that the treatment is simple and performed right at Brock Dental.

Plaque and tarter that sits on the teeth provides an environment, which allows bacteria to thrive and multiply. The bacteria cause the gums to become inflamed and bleed. The condition becomes more noticeable when you brush your teeth or sometimes when you eat. These are signs of early stage gingivitis. Gingivitis is easily treated by having one of our experienced hygienists scale and polish your teeth. By missing this appointment, the condition will progress and the roots will need a planing. The difference between scaling and root planing is simple. Scaling is the removal of the dental tartar from the tooth surface. Root planing is the process of smoothening the root surfaces and removing the infected tooth structure.

As a non-surgical procedure, scaling and planing are performed without any anesthesia at Brock Dental. While the procedure is usually painless, advanced stages of gingivitis may make it necessary to numb the area for complete comfort. Deep scaling and root planing is usually broken down into one section of the mouth per appointment. This allows for adequate healing time, and reduces the time for each appointment.

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