Scaling and root planing

The reason it’s so important to brush your teeth regularly is because bacteria can build on their surface. Over time, as the bacteria accumulate, it begins to harden, creating plaque and tartar. This bacterial structure then releases toxins that irritate the gums and trigger pain and occasional bleeding. We offer scaling and root planing procedures to eliminate the infection and prevent further harm to your oral health.

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What is Scaling and Root Planing?

caling and root planing is a standard treatment for periodontal disease – the infection and inflammation of gum tissue. This two-step process involves removing the layers of plaque from your tooth above and below the gumline to prevent.

How Does Scaling and Root Planing Work?

After an initial examination, your dentist or hygienist will use a scaler tool to scrape away the plaque buildup from the area immediately above your gums. Then, after applying a local anesthetic, we will pull back a small section of gum to reach the area closer to the base of your tooth where bacteria tend to accumulate.

This process of smoothing out your tooth surface removes existing bacteria and makes it more difficult for bacteria to cling onto the tooth.

What are the Benefits of Scaling and Root Planing?

  • Eliminate bacterial infection from your teeth
  • Prevent bad breath
  • Improve your overall dental health

Are You Looking for Periodontal Treatment with Scaling and Root Planing in Fenton, MO?

The team at Fenton Family Dentistry is here to help you achieve the healthiest smile possible. Get in touch with our office today to schedule your first appointment, and let’s discuss if this procedure is right for you!