Scaling and root planing treatments

At RK Dentistry of Danville, California, patients have access to a wide selection of services for improving their smiles. This includes periodontal treatments such as scaling and root planing. If you have been diagnosed with any stage of periodontal disease, you may benefit greatly from undergoing these deep teeth cleaning procedures designed to remove both plaque and tartar from the surfaces of the teeth–including the roots underneath the gumline.

What is scaling and root planing?

Scaling and root planing are dental procedures commonly performed to treat gum disease. The main goal of these treatments is to reduce plaque buildup on teeth and prevent damage caused by pockets in the gums. During scaling, the dental hygienist or dentist uses special instruments to remove plaque from teeth and clean the roots. At the same time, root planing smoothens uneven surfaces where plaque can easily accumulate. Together, these treatments can help maintain healthy gums and keep your smile looking great for years to come.

Do I need a deep teeth cleaning like scaling and root planing?

The best candidates for scaling and root planing procedures are those diagnosed with gum disease and seeking treatment to get their smiles back to health. If you are experiencing any signs of gum disease, such as swollen gums, bleeding following brushing or flossing, persistent bad breath, loose teeth, or receding gums, it is essential to talk to Dr. Richard J. Koeltl about getting a deep teeth cleaning. While some people may be able to treat their gum disease at home using over-the-counter products and lifestyle changes, others may require more advanced treatments like scaling and root planing.

Schedule an appointment with our team today!

If you have any concerns about gum disease or other oral health issues, schedule an appointment with Dr. Richard J. Koeltl of RK Dentistry.

He will be happy to discuss treatment options with you and create a customized care plan that addresses your specific dental needs while keeping the health of your whole body in mind. Call 925-732-5516 to request a consultation visit with our team.