Scaling and Root Planing for Optimum Dental Health

Neglecting healthy practices such as regular brushing and flossing may lead to plaque buildup. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that sticks along the tongue, gum line, and surface of the teeth. If not removed, plaque can cause problems …

Neglecting healthy practices such as regular brushing and flossing may lead to plaque buildup. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that sticks along the tongue, gum line, and surface of the teeth. If not removed, plaque can cause problems and become a health risk. For this reason, we at Alice Dental Associates offer Scaling and Root Planing (also referred to as deep cleaning) to help manage plaque that gets out of hand. 


To shed a better light on these procedures, let’s define them. Dental scaling is a procedure where the plaque is carefully removed from the tooth’s surface and below the gum line. This procedure is usually followed by root planing, a process where the root of the tooth is reached to remove deep-seated plaque buildup, smoothen the tooth root, and promote the reattachment of gums.

 

Why are scaling and root planing necessary? 


Scaling and root planing are necessary procedures for treating advanced gum disease. The procedures aim to halt the process of gum deterioration and tooth loss caused by the progression of gum disease. Scraping the plaque away from the surface of the teeth, below the gum lines and reaching down on deep pockets will promote healing of the gums. Several studies have proved that there is a connection between a person’s oral and overall health. Cardiovascular diseases and stroke can be linked with issues in oral health. In preventing these conditions, scaling and root planing can be your aide. Other than the reasons mentioned above, scaling and root planing removes stains from the surface of the teeth and promotes healthy, sparkling smiles; this is beneficial for those who consume beverages like coffee with teeth-staining properties. 


The things to expect after the procedure


After the procedure, the patient’s mouth will feel sore and sensitive. In some cases, bleeding and swelling are experienced. The dentist will then provide a set of instructions and some medication to help lessen the discomfort. It is also recommended to schedule a second visit to let the dentist thoroughly examine if the gums are healing correctly, and offer recommendations regarding the patient’s condition.

 

Looking for a trusted dental health professional to provide you with the deep cleaning service you deserve? Look no further, here at Alice Dental Associates we offer Scaling and Root Planing in Alice, TX. We are located at 750 Coyote Trail, Alice, TX 78332.

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