What is Scaling & Root Planning?

At Legacy Dental Team, Scaling and Root Planing, commonly referred to as deep cleaning, is a comprehensive dental procedure designed to address gum disease and restore oral health. This treatment involves a meticulous cleaning process performed by dental professionals to remove plaque and tartar buildup from the surfaces of the teeth and below the gumline. By eliminating these harmful deposits, scaling and root planing help to eradicate bacteria and toxins responsible for gum inflammation and infection, ensuring a healthier smile for our patients.

When Are Scaling & Root Planing Needed?

Scaling and root planing is typically recommended for individuals diagnosed with gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. This condition occurs when bacteria-laden plaque and tartar accumulate on the teeth, leading to inflammation of the gums and potential damage to the surrounding structures. Common signs indicating the need for scaling and root planing include red, swollen, or bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, and gum recession. Additionally, individuals with deep periodontal pockets or visible tartar buildup may require this treatment at Legacy Dental Team to prevent the progression of gum disease and maintain optimal oral health.

Why Scaling & Root Planing?

Scaling and root planing are essential for halting the progression of gum disease and preventing further oral health complications. By thoroughly removing plaque and tartar deposits from the teeth and below the gumline, this procedure helps to eliminate bacteria and toxins, promoting the healing of gum tissue and reducing inflammation. Furthermore, smoothing out the tooth roots during root planing prevents bacteria from reattaching and encourages the reattachment of healthy gum tissue. Ultimately, scaling and root planing at Legacy Dental Team play a crucial role in preserving the integrity of the teeth and supporting structures, ensuring long-term oral health and well-being for our valued patients.

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