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Scaling & Root Planing

If you have been diagnosed with gum disease, our dentists can provide you with scaling and root planing in Riverton, Utah, to help you manage your disease and regain a healthy smile. Scaling and root planing may be combined with another periodontal treatment to produce the best possible results. For more information and to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brian Borg or Dr. Bryce Enslow, contact Riverton Heights Dental Care today at 801-781-5784.

Scaling and root planing is one of the most common and effective treatments recommended for gum disease before it becomes severe. This deep cleaning treatment includes two main steps:

  • Scaling: In scaling, we remove plaque and tartar (dental calculus) from the tooth surface.
  • Root Planing: This step involves cleaning the roots of the teeth, smoothing them to remove bacterial toxins.

The goals of scaling and root planing are to remove bacteria, plaque and tartar, and to halt the progress of the disease. While most scaling and root planing treatments can be completed comfortably without an anesthetic, our dentists can offer several anesthetic and other comfort options to make certain that you feel at ease during your treatment. The scaling and root planing treatment may be split up into several appointments, in which we treat one section of the mouth at each appointment.

Scaling and root planing may be combined with other types of periodontal therapy, such as antibiotic treatment. For most patients, scaling and root planing is enough to prevent periodontal disease from progressing further. For more information about the benefits of scaling and root planing and to learn more about the other types of periodontal treatment we offer, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Scaling and root planing work to get rid of germs, plaque, and tartar while also stopping the spread of the disease. Despite the fact that the majority of scaling and root planing procedures may be comfortably accomplished without anesthetic, our dentists can provide a variety of anesthetic and other comfort alternatives to make sure you feel at peace throughout your treatment. The scaling and root planing procedure may be divided into numerous appointments, with each appointment focusing on a different area of the mouth.

Scaling and root planing can be used in conjunction with other periodontal therapies, like antibiotic therapy. Scaling and root planing is sufficient for the majority of patients to stop the spread of periodontal disease. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our office if you have any questions about the advantages of scaling and root planing or any of the other periodontal treatments we provide.

To get started on your journey towards a brighter smile, set up your appointment with Herriman Heights Dental Care, please contact us today at 801-781-5784.