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What Is Scaling and Root Planing?

In cases where () disease is identified during the primary stagealso known as gingivitis it can often be addressed with a thorough teeth cleaning and elevated oral hygiene habits. But when the dental disorder progresses to the second stage, referred to as periodontitis, Dr. Dentist Two may suggest scaling and root planing (SRP) therapy. SRP is a well-known gum disease treatment that eliminates plaque, tartar, and harmful bacteria from beneath your gum tissues. To perform this treatment, our highly trained City, ST dental hygienists smooth the surfaces of your tooth roots within periodontal pockets with precise dental tools. SRP works to produce a desirable environment for your gums and undo the advancement of periodontal disease. If you notice indications of gum disease, set up a consultation at DentalWorks - Hyperlingo to hear more information on scaling and root planing.

Are You a Candidate for SRP?

People might be suitable candidates for scaling and root planing when they see bleeding or sensitive gums, foul breath, gum separation, or different indications of periodontal disease. When you come for your appointment, our team will assess the spaces between your teeth from the gums. In cases where these spaces are more than three millimeters deep and x-rays show that bone loss has taken place, may perform SRP therapy. This gum disease therapy can diminish the depth of the gum pockets, which might you clean your gums with simpler techniques. Gum disease that is identified in the middle stage usually eliminated with SRP treatments at DentalWorks - Hyperlingo.

What Is the Treatment Process?

Treatment with SRP at our City, ST office is commonly offered in sections of the mouth over 1 – 4 visits. To make sure that you feel comfortable, can desensitize your mouth by offering a mild anesthetic. Sedation may also be available in the event that you feel scared when receiving dental care. When you are okay to begin, one of our professionals will use an ultrasonic dental scaler and fine tools to precisely eliminate buildup and plaque from your gum pockets. Your tooth root surfaces will then be smoothed, or planed, to minimize the regions where disease-causing bacteria may collect. Locally delivered antibiotics may also be administered deep into the gum pockets to promote oral health and halt bacterial growth.

Following Scaling and Root Planing Therapy

Swelling and gum pain may develop for several days after your scaling and root planing treatment. These inconveniences will typically be relieved by taking over-the-counter pain medication and doing warm salt water rinses. Keeping up with good oral health habits, including careful brushing and flossing each day, is critical for maintaining your periodontal health. could also you attend regular periodontal maintenance therapies to lessen the chances for recurring infections and more efficiently care for your periodontal wellness. These gum maintenance visits are often done 3 – 4 times per year and replace regular dental cleanings.

Insurance Coverage for SRP

DentalWorks - Hyperlingo is proud to offer scaling and root planing, a well-known gum disease treatment approach, which could be covered partially by dental insurance plans. carry dental insurance, our business team can call provider to ascertain total benefits before calculating any out-of-pocket costs. Our practice accepts several payment options, including medical financing, to your oral solution more accessible.


1. What is scaling and root planing?

For patients with three millimeters or deeper periodontal pockets, scaling and root planing is recommended. This treatment removes plaque and tartar found below the gumline. This nonsurgical treatment helps improve inflamed or bleeding gums and prevents the onset of bacterial infections or tooth loss.

2. Does scaling and root planing hurt?

During the scaling and root planing process, local anesthesia will be used to numb the area being treated. This means that you should have little discomfort during the treatment. Most patients don’t report any pain during this deep cleaning.

3. What is recovery like after a deep cleaning?

After scaling and root planing, you may experience numbness or slight discomfort around the teeth that were treated for a few days. You also might have tooth sensitivity to hot or cold foods or beverages for up to six weeks.

4. Do periodontal pockets heal after scaling and root planing?

Yes, they do. However, in severe cases where periodontal pockets don’t heal, surgery may be needed to remove the inflamed tissue. This prevents the gum infection from progressing further.

5. What should I avoid doing after scaling and root planing treatment?

Avoid eating any hot or spicy foods until your gums have healed. Also, do not smoke or have alcoholic beverages for at least 72 hours after your scaling and root planing procedure.

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Due to achievements in the oral care field, it's simpler to address and get rid of the concerns caused by periodontal disease. At DentalWorks - Hyperlingo, our staff offers routine SRP treatments to treat the final stages of periodontal disease and help halt its progression. Arrange a periodontal assessment with at their City, ST office or reach out to our staff for more about SRP.

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