Your initial treatment for gum disease is a scaling and root planing treatment. This periodontal procedure, sometimes referred to as deep cleaning, is a nonsurgical gum disease treatment used to address mild to moderate periodontal disease.

Scaling and root planing involves two main components: scaling and root planing. Scaling is the process of removing plaque and tartar deposits from the tooth surfaces, both above and below the gumline. These deposits are a breeding ground for harmful bacteria that can lead to gum inflammation and bone loss if left untreated. Using specialized instruments, our periodontist carefully scrapes away these deposits, leaving the tooth surfaces clean and smooth.

Root planing, on the other hand, focuses on smoothing the tooth roots to prevent the reattachment of bacteria and help the gums reattach firmly to the teeth. This process involves removing any rough or contaminated surfaces from the tooth roots, promoting healing and reducing the risk of further infection.

Scaling and root planing is typically performed in multiple sessions, with each session targeting specific areas of the mouth. Local anesthesia is often used to ensure patient comfort throughout the procedure. This treatment is often combined with disinfectants or other periodontal treatments to ensure the best possible results. Following your treatment, we will provide you with instructions on proper oral hygiene practices and schedule your follow-up visits to monitor your progress and oral health.

To schedule your appointment with Dr. William Strutz and learn more about scaling and root planing in Shawnee, Kansas, contact us today at 913-268-0808.

Contact us today to learn more about periodontal care and schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Strutz!

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