If you have a stubborn case of gum disease, Boca Perio Implants provides a dental procedure called periodontal scaling1 Boca Raton. This will remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and help your gums regain optimal health. The scaling process is usually done in conjunction with a procedure known as root planing Boca Raton. The dentists at Boca Perio Implants have had extensive training and experience in this area. We also utilize the industry’s highest-quality materials and standards of care. This means you can relax knowing you are in safe and experienced hands!
During the process, we will numb the gums and tooth roots with a topical anesthesia, although the procedure causes very little discomfort. The periodontal scaling procedure includes the removal of plaque, calculus and stain from the crown and root surfaces of teeth. Specialized tools are used during this procedure.
Our root planing involves smoothing rough spots on the roots of the teeth that can promote gum disease by trapping and holding bacteria. Planing requires a specialized skill involving the scaling of the root of the tooth, made up of cementum. Because cementum is softer than enamel, it is affected more by ongoing build-up and inflammatory byproducts. A smooth cementum provides less opportunity for bacteria to linger and form calculus, and is an important part of stopping and preventing periodontal disease, especially once deeper pockets have formed in the gums, which is really in the bone. So, root planing is a specific treatment that removes the roughened cementum and surface dentin that is impregnated with calculus, microorganisms, and toxins.
This whole procedure can be done in a single visit, or a quadrant (quarter) or half of the mouth may be treated per appointment. After scaling and planing, you can expect that your gums may be tender, but if you maintain a consistent oral health routine of twice-daily tooth brushing and irrigation, your gums should quickly regain a firm, healthy, pink appearance.
Suitable candidates for treatment include patients who have gum disease2, and/or are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
Consulting with Dr. Leichter at our Boca Raton office can help you determine if treatment would be beneficial for your individual needs and oral health goals.
By having periodontal scaling and root planing treatments done at our office in Boca Raton, patients can enjoy several benefits, such as:
At Boca Perio Implants, Dr. Leichter, an Ivy-league graduate and highly-rated periodontist, offers comprehensive periodontal care to help achieve and maintain healthy mouths. He is experienced and highly skilled in scaling and root planing treatment — an essential procedure for those who suffer from gum disease or infection. Book your consultation for the highest quality dental care today!
How long does scaling and root planing take?
The treatment typically takes one to two hours depending on the amount of treatment needed.
How often do you need scaling and root planing?
Most patients need scaling and root planing every three to four years as part of their regular preventive care.
Does scaling and root planing hurt?
With modern technology and numbing agents, most patients report feeling little, if any, discomfort during the procedure.
How much is scaling and root planing?
The cost depends on the severity of the condition being treated, the difficulty of access to hard-to-reach areas, and the time required for treatment. Our office would happily provide you with more information about pricing on a case-by-case basis.
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