Scaling and root planing in Green River, Wyoming, is an effective form of gum disease treatment. In light-to-moderate cases, it can also prevent the disease from spreading. We will make sure to explain the best home dental hygiene habits to assist in maintaining your oral health. Please arrange your visit at Birch Family Dental by calling 307-875-3658 and Drs. Birch and Jones will ensure this is the best treatment for your needs.
Scaling and root planing is one of the most common and effective treatments recommended for periodontal disease before it becomes severe. This is a deep cleaning treatment that includes two main steps:
Scaling: In scaling, we remove plaque and tartar (dental calculus) from the tooth surface.
Root Planing: This step involves cleaning the roots of the teeth to remove bacterial toxins and smoothing them.
The purpose of scaling and root planing is to halt the progress of the disease. While most scaling and root planing treatments can be completed comfortably without an anesthetic, our dentist can offer several anesthetic and other comfort options to make certain that you feel at ease during your treatment. The scaling and root planing treatment may be split up into several appointments, in which we treat one section of the mouth at each appointment.
Scaling and root planing may be combined with other types of periodontal therapy, such as antibiotic treatment. For most patients, scaling and root planing is enough to prevent periodontal disease from progressing further. For more information about the benefits of scaling and root planing, and to learn more about the other types of periodontal treatment we offer, please do not hesitate to contact our office.Learn More