Scaling & Root Planing

Revitalize your smile with the power of scaling and root planing — a dynamic dental procedure aimed at combating gum disease and promoting optimal oral health. This comprehensive treatment involves two main components: scaling, which involves the meticulous removal of plaque and tartar buildup from the teeth’s surfaces, and root planing, which smooths out rough spots on the tooth roots to prevent further bacterial growth and facilitate gum tissue reattachment.

Why is Scaling & Root Planing Essential?

Scaling and root planing is a vital procedure for individuals experiencing the early stages of gum disease, known as gingivitis or the more advanced periodontitis. When gum disease strikes, it can lead to painful inflammation, gum recession and even tooth loss if left untreated. By undergoing this specialized treatment, you can effectively halt the progression of gum disease, restore gum health and prevent potential dental complications.

What Should I Expect During My Visit?

During your visit, our dentist will carefully examine your gums and assess the severity of gum disease. If scaling and root planing is deemed appropriate, we will thoroughly clean the plaque and tartar buildup from above and below the gumline. Local anesthesia is often administered to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. Afterward, root planing smooths out the tooth roots, promoting gum tissue healing and reducing the risk of future bacterial growth.

Benefits of Scaling & Root Planing

  • Halts the progression of gum disease and prevents potential tooth loss.
  • Eliminates harmful plaque and tartar, reducing the risk of cavities and gum infections.
  • Promotes gum tissue reattachment, restoring a tight and healthy gumline.
  • A comfortable and non-invasive procedure, usually performed in a single visit.
  • Enhances overall oral health, leading to a brighter and more confident smile.

Improve Your Oral Health Today!

Do not let gum disease take a toll on your smile and overall well-being. Take charge of your oral health by scheduling a scaling and root planing appointment at 360 Dental of Mill Creek. Our compassionate dental team is committed to providing exceptional care and helping you achieve a healthy and vibrant smile for years to come. Contact us today at 425-999-8159 with Dr. Jasmeet Punia embrace the benefits of scaling and root planing in Mill Creek, Washington, for a healthier, happier you!