Scaling and Root Planing
Treat gum disease below the gumline
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, affects over 47 percent of adults over the age of 30, with that number jumping to over 70 percent in adults over the age of 65. While regular brushing and flossing work to remove the bacteria and plaque responsible for gum disease, it isn’t always enough. At New Leaf Rohnert Park, we understand how damaging gum disease can be to your overall oral and general health and offer deep cleanings that include scaling and root planing in order to remove the plaque and bacterial buildup under the gumline that is responsible for severe gum disease and even tooth loss.
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Why choose us for Rohnert Park scaling & root planing
At New Leaf Rohnert Park, our goal is for everyone to have a healthy mouth and that begins with healthy teeth and gums. We offer a wide variety of services to treat all your dental concerns in a comfortable and friendly environment.
With gum disease affecting so many adults, we know the importance of gum disease treatment and prevention. In most cases, this means working with you to create a regular oral hygiene routine that includes regular dental cleanings. However, when gum disease goes untreated and begins creating pockets between your teeth and gums, a regular cleaning will not be enough. If this is the case, we will recommend a deep cleaning which includes scaling and root planing. This procedure treats the plaque and bacteria, saving your teeth and improving your overall oral health.
Using state-of-the-art technology, our experienced and caring team will work with you to create a treatment plan that addresses your gum disease and other dental concerns and get you on the road to a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile.
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What is Scaling and Root Planing
Everyday, a sticky film of bacteria and plaque forms on your teeth. Regular brushing and flossing are often enough to keep this at bay and keep your teeth and gums healthy. Unfortunately, it may not always be enough. In this case, the bacteria in the plaque that builds up on your teeth causes inflammation in the gums. If left untreated, this causes pockets to develop between the gums and teeth, allowing the plaque and bacteria to settle in, making it impossible to remove with regular cleaning techniques. This trapped plaque and bacteria can lead to bone and tooth loss if left untreated.
When gum disease occurs scaling and root planing is necessary. For scaling, Dr. Eddie Kuo must remove all the plaque and tartar above and below the gumline, making sure to get everything out of the pockets. Once removed, root planing begins. This is a technique that smooths out the roots of the teeth, making it easier for the gums to reattach to the teeth and close the pockets.
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Don’t let gum disease put you at risk of losing your teeth. Take the first step to healthy gums and teeth with New Leaf Rohnert Park and our deep cleanings with scaling and root planing.
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