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Scaling and Root Planing – Plano, TX

Put an End to Gum Disease

Illustration of scaling and root planing in Plano

Do you have gums that are irritated, swollen, and prone to bleeding when you floss your teeth? Gum disease is one of the most common oral health issues in the United States with nearly half of adults over the age of 30 showing signs of the condition. That’s why at Antoon Family Dental, we offer Scaling and Root Planing, a non-surgical gum disease treatment to rid your mouth of harmful bacteria and give your gums an opportunity to heal. To learn more about how you can put an end to gum disease, give us a call to schedule an appointment to see if the treatment is right for you.

How Does Scaling & Root Planing Work?

Woman undergoing scaling and root planing

Scaling and root planing is a form of gum disease treatment that involves removing accumulated plaque and tartar and encouraging proper reattachment of the tooth and soft oral tissues and bone. During the scaling portion of the procedure, we will remove the plaque and tartar from the teeth, both above and below the gumline. During the root planing, we will smooth out the roots of the tooth to make it more difficult for bacteria to cling to them. After your treatment, the gums will be given the chance to heal, and open pockets between the gums and teeth should close up.

Indications for Scaling and Root Planing

Boy with gum recession

Typically, this treatment would be recommended if your gum disease has progressed beyond the initial stage of gingivitis. This is typically required when symptoms cannot be reversed with standard cleanings and proper at-home oral habits. Here are some signs that you could benefit from scaling and root planing:

  • Pockets between your gums and teeth
  • Red, swelling gums that bleed easily
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Painful gums
  • Receding gums
  • Highly sensitive teeth

Benefits of Scaling and Root Planing

Woman smiling with healthy gums

Here are some of the top benefits that you can expect from scaling and root planing:

  • Minimally invasive and nonsurgical
  • Can put an end to gum disease
  • May prevent the need for future extractions
  • Lowers the risk of several systematic health problems worsened by gum disease