At Smile Dental Studio in Phoenix, we understand the importance of maintaining healthy gums and teeth. One of the key treatments we offer to combat the harmful effects of gum disease is root scaling and planing in Phoenix.
Helps Prevent Further Gum Disease
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Fewer Gum Problems and Cavities
With thorough cleaning provided by root scaling and planing, you'll experience fewer gum problems and cavities. This preventative approach helps maintain the health of your teeth and gums, reducing the risk of future dental issues.
Gums Will Not Bleed While Flossing or Brushing
One noticeable benefit of root scaling and planing is the reduction or elimination of bleeding gums while flossing or brushing. This is a positive sign that the treatment is effectively addressing the underlying issues contributing to gum bleeding.
Enhanced Aesthetic Appearance
Beyond health benefits, root scaling and planing can enhance the aesthetic appearance of your smile. By addressing issues related to gum disease, these treatments contribute to healthier-looking gums and an overall improved smile.
Root scaling and planing can significantly contribute to fresher breath. By eliminating the bacteria and toxins that cause bad breath, these treatments leave your mouth feeling clean and refreshed.
Focus on Certain Parts
We may focus on certain parts of the mouth during each appointment instead of treating the entire area in one visit.
We will scrape plaque deposits from the teeth and in the large pockets between the gums during root scaling.
We will smooth out the roots deep within the gum line, clearing off tartar build-up and bacteria.
At the end of the procedure, the gums and mouth are flushed with water to remove any remaining loose residue or bacteria.
Will root scaling or planing loosen teeth?
While the treatment tool will clean under the gum line, the procedure will not impact the teeth’s position. The teeth will not loosen after treatment. However, ignoring gum health and not removing plaque can adversely impact gum health and lead to issues, such as gingivitis and loose teeth.
What is the dental plaque that is removed during root planing?
Dental plaque is the film that coats the teeth and gums that consists of saliva and bacteria. Brushing and flossing may remove some of the plaque, but plaque can also harden and turn into tartar. Routine cleanings are necessary to remove tartar buildup.
How long does root scaling take?
Root scaling and planing are typically spread out over multiple appointments. The provider may determine which parts of the mouth will be treated during each appointment. Often, root scaling and planing can occur in a single one or two-hour appointment.
What are the types of dental tools used during root scaling?
Some providers use a mirror and a scaler to scrape off the tartar by hand. In other cases, the providers may opt for a more convenient ultrasonic tool to remove the tartar. The ultrasonic instrument also uses water to help make tartar removal easier.
What can I eat after root scaling or planing?
Patients should wait about two hours to eat after the procedure. We recommend sticking with soft, mild foods for a few days after treatment. Patients should avoid crunchy or hard foods and anything spicy. This can help prevent further irritation or discomfort in the gums and teeth.
Smile Dental Studio boasts a team of highly skilled professionals dedicated to your oral health. Our expertise ensures top-notch care for your gums and teeth.
Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, we employ the latest dental technology to enhance the precision and effectiveness of our root scaling and planing procedures.
At Smile Dental Studio, we prioritize you. Our patient-focused approach means personalized and compassionate dental services tailored to meet your individual needs.
Commitment to Excellence
We are committed to excellence in every aspect of your dental care. Trust Smile Dental Studio as your reliable partner in achieving and maintaining optimal oral health in Phoenix.