At Tooth Spa in Sunnyvale, California, we can help with scaling and root planing procedures to benefit your teeth and overall health. We believe it is important to take care of your teeth, and employ preventive care before any tooth problems get worse. Root planing and scaling is an effective way to treat gum disease before it becomes a major problem for your teeth. When a root planing and scaling procedure is done, it cleans between the teeth and the gums all the way down to the roots.
Scaling & Root Planing For Gum Disease
Root planing and scaling is a procedure we suggest when the roots of the teeth have hard mineral deposits (tartar) on them or when gums have started to pull away from the teeth. Root planing and scaling is a basic procedure that has been proven to work well to stop gum disease. Of course, we highly encourage keeping up on brushing and regularly flossing after the procedure. If you do not seek out proper dental care, you may have progressed in your gum disease.
Benefits Of Scaling & Root Planing Treatment
- Disease prevention. Bad oral bacteria that cause tooth infections can travel through the bloodstream to other parts of your body. Scaling and root planing remove bacteria and help prevent tooth disease from progressing, and moving to other parts of your body.
- Tooth protection. As gum pockets deepen, they tend to hold dangerous bacteria. This can lead to periodontal disease, which happens to be the number one cause of tooth loss.
- Aesthetic effects. Scaling and root planing help remove tartar and plaque from the teeth and below the gum line. While we are doing the scaling and root planing, any unsightly stains on your teeth will also be removed, leaving you with a whiter smile.
- Better breath. Who doesn’t want better breath? One of the first common signs of tooth disease is bad breath. Food particles and bacteria can cause a persistent bad odor in the oral cavity that is reduced with proper cleaning procedures.
Make Your Next Appointment Today
If you are experiencing any tooth pain or have any concerns, we are here to help and determine which procedure is right for you and your teeth. Make your appointment with Tooth Spa in Sunnyvale today and have a better smile tomorrow.