Treatment and Protection Against Periodontal Gum Disease

Scaling and root planing is conventional, non-surgical periodontal therapy and is commonly called a deep cleaning. It is the process of removing plaque and calculus from the teeth, which cause inflammation, helping to establish a mouth that is free of disease.

If you’re showing early signs of gum disease, such as gingivitis, your dentist may recommend this type of deep cleaning to help prevent gum disease from progressing. Gum disease can lead to tooth loss, which is why swift and thorough care is of utmost importance. In addition to deep gum cleaning, your dentist may have other treatment recommendations in mind and may recommend specific medications be used as well.

Is Scaling and Root Planing Painful?

Deep cleaning of your teeth can result in a bit of temporary discomfort. At Excellence in Dentistry, we do our best to make you as comfortable as possible throughout the procedure, which is generally done at a few appointments. Anesthesia is often used during scaling and root planing.

After this periodontal treatment, proper attention to detail with brushing and flossing can help prevent gum disease from progressing further. Regularly seeing your dentist can ensure that your teeth and gums remain healthy. During your dental checkups, not only do we check the condition of your teeth, but we also check your gum health so that we can help you treat any problems before they cause severe damage. Gum disease doesn’t always have obvious symptoms before damage occurs.

About Excellence in Dentistry

Talk to us at Excellence in Dentistry about your periodontal treatment needs today. We are a team of dental professionals in Madison and Cottage Grove, WI that offer a variety of treatment options for healthy teeth and gums through preventative dentistry as well as general and cosmetic dentistry, too. We would be happy to provide a consultation for you to help determine the best approach to improve oral health and wellness for you and your loved ones.

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