Scaling & Root Planing 

Scaling and root planing or deep cleaning can be described as a restorative dental procedure that helps remove plaque and calculus from your teeth and below your gum line. The plaque can harden to form tartar, which pulls your gums away from the tooth roots leading to the formation of gum pockets. These pockets can be the site of bacteria accumulation which can cause damage to your teeth, gums, and jawbones, eventually leading to periodontal diseases. Poor oral hygiene habits are the main cause of periodontitis.

What are the symptoms of periodontal diseases?

People suffering from gum diseases might not know that they have it when it is in an early stage. But as the condition gets worse, patients get the following symptoms which might indicate periodontal issues:

  • Tender, swollen and red gums.
  • Gum inflammation.
  • Bleeding gums.
  • Persistent bad breath.
  • Formation of pus-filled cyst between your teeth and gums.

Who is a candidate for scaling and root planing?

If you have any of the above symptoms, visit your dentist nearby. They will check your mouth thoroughly and decide if you are the ideal candidate for the periodontal maintenance treatment. If you have severe periodontal issues, your dentist might recommend getting the treatment twice a year. However, if your gums become healthy after the first session, your dentist will ask you to come for a regular checkup after a few months. The main aim behind the scaling and root planing treatment is to reduce the size of your gum pockets.

Getting scaling and root planing treatment in Hollywood, FL

If you have issues with your teeth/gums or are suffering from any of the above symptoms, do not hesitate to visit Kinga E Rogowska Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today. Our dental office in Hollywood, FL, has an experienced dentist, Dr. Rogowska and state-of-the-art equipment that will make your treatment comfortable and hassle-free.