Scaling & Root Planing – Richardson, TX
Preventing Gum Disease from Growing Worse
If you suffer from gum disease, our dentists and team provide scaling and root planing in Richardson, Texas. This deep cleaning treatment helps remove harmful bacteria from beneath the gums, which halts the progression of the disease. Call Richland Dental at 972-231-0799 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Siddharth Talsania or Dr. Mansi Talsania.
If you have periodontal (gum) disease that has become more severe, our dentists and team typically recommend scaling and root planing. This treatment is a deep cleaning treatment that removes damaging bacteria from beneath the gumline.
The first stop of this treatment is called scaling. During this step, our dentists and team remove plaque and tartar, also known as dental calculus, from the teeth. This prevents bacteria from establishing colonies and gaining further hold in your mouth.
The second step is root planing. The roots of the teeth are thoroughly cleaned as we remove bacteria and smooth the areas to prevent infection or inflammation.
Our dentists and team usually use local anesthesia during this treatment to help your experience be as comfortable as possible. We may also suggest splitting the treatment into multiple visits so that one area of the mouth can be focused on at a time. Scaling and root planing are sometimes used in conjunction with other periodontal treatments, such as antibiotic treatments, to help us achieve the best results. Our dentists will discuss the treatment plans with you so you can get the most out of periodontal treatments and halt the disease. We invite you to learn more about scaling and root planing by contacting our dental office. We look forward to hearing from you.