Scaling and Root Planing

A study conducted in the Journal of the American Dental Association in July 2015, finds that scaling and root planing are beneficial to patients with chronic periodontitis. Chronic periodontitis affects 47.2% of adults over 30 in the United States.

A scaling and root planing procedure is different from semi-annual maintenance to keep your gums and structures that support the teeth in good health. Usually a normal cleaning can be performed, but if the pockets between your gums and teeth are too deep, then scaling and root planing may be necessary When your dentist removes all the plaque and tartar above and below the gumline, that technique is called scaling. They make sure to clean all the way down to the bottom of the gum pocket below each of your teeth.

When the dentist cleans out your teeth roots to help your gums become more healthy to reattach to your teeth, that approach is called root planing. Scaling and root planing may take more than one visit to complete.

If you live in Toms River, Brick, Lakewood or the surrounding areas, making an appointment for yourself is easy. Simply call Garden State Smiles of Brick at (732) 477 - 5770 or click here to schedule an appointment online.