How Scaling And Root Planing Can Restore Health After Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is a serious infection that can cause irreversible damage to one’s smile. When it has been diagnosed by a dental professional, you must take immediate steps to control the condition. Dr. Ali Soltanirad (Dr. Rad) of Dos Caminos Dental in Camarillo, California, is a dedicated general dentist, and alongside his team, he can provide various procedures designed to keep the teeth clean and control the condition. This includes the more reliable treatment known as scaling and root planing.

What Is Scaling And Root Planing?

Scaling and root planing is a type of deep cleaning procedure performed by a dentist or dental hygienist. During this procedure, any plaque, bacteria, and tartar above and below the gum line are removed with specialized instruments. In addition, any rough spots on the tooth root surfaces are smoothed to prevent bacteria from accumulating in these areas. This helps to reduce inflammation of the gum tissue and can help stop or even reverse periodontal disease (gum disease).

What Happens After The Scaling And Root Planing Procedure?

After scaling and root planing, you may need additional treatments such as antibiotic medication or oral rinses. Regular follow-up visits will be necessary to ensure that the gum tissue is healthy and stable. Scaling and root planing is vital to ensuring the smile is returned to health and make it easier to manage the periodontal disease over time, as there is no cure. Regular deep cleanings can help with this for most patients.

What Is The Cost Of Scaling And Root Planing?

Many factors may be considered when pricing out procedures, including your insurance coverage and how many treatments you need to complete the process. To get an accurate quote, speak to our Dos Caminos Dental team during your initial evaluation appointment.

Do I Need Periodontal Cleaning?

Scaling and root planing is not always necessary, so it is critical that you talk to Dr. Ali Soltanirad (Dr. Rad) and his team at Dos Caminos Dental in Camarillo, CA, about your specific dental needs. Call (805) 482-1616 to request an appointment at our office.