Deeper Cleaning to Fight Back Gingivitis

In general, sticking to a good hygiene routine at home and a regular schedule of dental checkups and cleanings at our office can help you fight back the common issues that threaten many people’s smiles. However, the other reason why regular checkups and cleanings are important is because they give us the chance to spot and deal with trouble early. For instance, if we notice signs of gingivitis – the first phase of gum disease – then we can recommend addressing it with deep cleaning, or scaling and root planing. Unlike regular dental cleaning, scaling and root planing specifically targets the oral bacteria that have gathered underneath your gums. If performed quickly enough, it may help you reverse your condition before gum disease becomes a bigger threat.

How Scaling & Root Planing Work

Scaling and root planing involves carefully accessing the area underneath your gums, where your teeth roots lie. Our goal is to remove the bacteria that accumulate on the roots and cause gum disease, alleviating your symptoms and allowing your gums the chance to heal. Because the procedure is more complicated than regular cleaning, it can’t be performed in a single visit. However, we can often utilize advanced ultrasonic technology to more gently and effectively breakup plaque deposits and remove them from your teeth roots.

Don’t Hesitate for Scaling & Root Planing

If you exhibit the signs of gingivitis, then don’t hesitate to receive scaling and root planing to mitigate the risks to your long-term oral and periodontal health. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling Saxonburg Dental Care in Saxonburg, PA, today at (724) 352-4440. We also proudly serve patients who live in Sarver, Butler, Cabot, Freeport, Natrona Heights, Tarentum and all of Western PA.