Common Reasons for Scaling & Root Planing Procedures
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Scaling & Root Planing Procedure Process
This ensures the patient’s profound comfort and allows the hygienist to perform their very best work. The periodontal tissues take about a month to heal, sometimes a bit longer depending on the seriousness of the infection. During the procedure’s first steps, a registered dental hygienist or dentist will remove the plaque and tartar below the gums and in between the gums. Once this is complete, the hygienist or dentist will begin the root planing. Periodontal disease can damage dentin, cementum, enamel, and dental pulp. During root planing, the registered dental hygienist or dentist will remove tartar built up on the roots and remove cementum, a calcified film that covers a tooth’s root. After the procedure is complete, the dentist or hygienist will flush the area to remove any remaining bacteria.
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Scaling & Root Planing Post Procedure Care
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Benefits of Scaling & Root Planing
- A cleaner mouth free of plaque under the gum surface and on the teeth
- Stop or prevent periodontal disease
- Improve the health of your gums and reduce gum sensitivity and redness
- Reduce the risk of tooth loss due to periodontal or gum disease
- Fewer cavities due to plaque build-up