at the Oasis Family Dental will answer some of the most frequently asked questions regarding deep cleaning for periodontal treatment.

Root Planing and Scaling FAQs

Q1. What is scaling?

A1. Patients who present with early gum disease (gingivitis) generally have very few, if any, symptoms. Puffy, bleeding gums are usually the most commonly reported signs that gum disease has begun. Scaling allows your hygienist to give you a deeper cleaning so that hardened plaque (tartar) won’t remain beneath the gumline, exposing your lower teeth and tissues to toxins.

Q2. Is scaling unpleasant?

A2. Because scaling involves removing tartar from under the gumline, the procedure may carry some discomfort. However, if you are very sensitive, various sedation methods are an option. Just be sure to rely on a dental hygienist who has been trained to remove tartar without injuring your gum tissues.

Q3. What is root planing?

A3. When early periodontal disease is ignored, severe gum disease (periodontitis) can develop. Periodontal pockets are a common result of severe gum disease. These pouches which result from a separation between gum tissues and the jawbone can allow bacteria to thrive and fester. Root planing answers to this problem by cleaning the pockets out.

Q4. Why do dentists recommend root planing and scaling together so often?

A4. Once gum disease reaches a certain point, the bacteria can spread all over your mouth. Gum disease cannot be cured, but it can be treated. One of the best ways to keep your dental health in check is to be sure to keep your mouth clean, which will be the result of planning and scaling.

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