Our dentist can treat your periodontal disease and improve your oral health with scaling and root planing in Enumclaw, Washington. If you are struggling with gum disease, Dr. Rochelle Riley may recommend that you improve your oral health with this conservative yet effective treatment. Call Northwest Dental Medicine Enumclaw at 360-825-2563 to set up an appointment with our experienced dentist and team.
Scaling and root planing is an important procedure that can help you improve your oral health after a diagnosis of periodontal disease. When left unchecked, periodontal disease can damage your gums, teeth and supporting structures. Scaling and root planing work to combat the bacterial buildup that contributes to the disease.
The goal of scaling and root planing is to remove plaque and tartar from the tooth surface in order to stop the progression of periodontal disease. In its early stages, gum disease can be effectively treated with this procedure. Scaling and root planing can typically be performed without anesthetic and may be split up into several appointments, focusing on one section of the mouth at each appointment.
In the scaling portion of the treatment, we will remove plaque and tartar from the surface of the tooth.
Root planing is a part of the treatment that involves cleaning the tooth roots. During this treatment, our team will smooth the roots to remove bacterial toxins.
Scaling and root planing can be performed alone or used in conjunction with other forms of periodontal therapy, like antibiotic treatment.