Scaling and Root Planing Haverhill MA
Scaling and root planing is also known as deep teeth cleaning where plaque and tartar are removed below the gum line. This procedure helps prevent and eliminate periodontal disease. Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical treatment that is commonly used in preventive dentistry. The treatment requires an examination of your gums to measure gum pocket depth and stage of periodontal disease. Scaling uses an ultrasonic scaling tool to rid the teeth of plaque and tartar. This irrigation process includes an antimicrobial solution which targets the gum line and tooth root. Root planing removes cementum and dentin while smoothing the tooth root to prevent future bacteria buildup.
Why should I consider this deep teeth cleaning treatment?
Scaling and Root Planing Haverhill MA | Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a serious yet preventable gum infection. Choosing preventable treatments like scaling and root planing helps stop the effects of the disease which can lead to tooth and jawbone loss.
Will my dental insurance cover the procedure?
This is a preventative treatment which can be covered by dental insurance. We will confirm during your exam and consultation by reviewing your coverage.
Is the procedure painful?
Scaling and root planing is not painful. Some patients may prefer to use a local anesthetic for added comfort.
How can I prevent plaque and tartar?
Plaque and tartar are preventable with proper dental care. Brush and floss as recommended and visit us for you routine exams and cleanings. Some patients may be more vulnerable to the buildup which would require more care.
We are fully committed to recommending treatments that are effective for your unique dental health. If gum pockets are too deep, we will recommend a different approach to improve your dental health. Speak with us today to learn more about your options. Contact us today for scaling and root planing Haverhill MA. Call (978) 373-1231 or book an appointment online now.