SCALING & ROOT PLANING IN WINSTON-SALEM - DEEP TEETH CLEANING
SCALING & ROOT PLANING PROCEDURE
The deep cleaning procedure begins with a trip to the dentist for them to diagnose your oral health issue. If you are experiencing the above symptoms, they will likely suggest a scaling and root planing.
Your dentist will begin by providing a local anesthetic to reduce or eliminate pain and discomfort. They will then use special tools to remove plaque, tartar and debris at and below the gumline. This is the scaling portion of the procedure. Your dentist will then perform a root planing, which is when your dentist smooths over the root of the tooth. This helps with gums reattaching.
While the procedure itself is relatively simple, it can also be time consuming if the damage is more widespread or severe. Because of this, your dentist may break up the procedure into multiple visits. Some dentists perform deep cleanings of different quadrants, and may do multiple quadrants in one visit, and then other quadrants in a separate visit.
Speak with your dentist about the your scaling and root planing procedure, and how many trips the procedure will likely take to complete.
SCALING & ROOT PLANING COST
The cost of a scaling and root planing procedure will vary greatly depending on how much work needs to be done, how severe the damage is and many other factors. If it is simply a case of gingivitis, a basic deep cleaning may be all that is required. Even then, the gingivitis may be localized to one area of the mouth, or it may be in multiple quadrants. If the disease has spread and begun causing more damage, other procedures may be involved to repair the damages bone tissue and gums.
To keep costs low, seek treatment as soon as you notice any symptoms of gum disease. Also, speak with your insurance company about coverage, and finding a dentist in-network. If you are able to find an in-network dentist and you have good dental insurance, you may find that the cost is actually relatively low.
For more information about the costs associated with the procedure, speak with your dentist about an estimate.
CONTACT LEAL, SPANGLER & JOHNSON
Drs. Leal, Spangler, and Johnson in Winston-Salem, NC provide the highest quality dental care with a personal touch, thoughtfully considering each patient and their needs. We offer comprehensive family and esthetic dentistry and love helping people achieve a healthy smile.
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AVOIDING GUM DISEASE
In order to avoid a scaling and root planing, you’ll need to take great care of your oral health. This includes brushing, flossing and rinsing twice a day, every day. It also includes visiting your dentist every six months for a checkup and cleaning. It is during this checkup that your dentist
can check for signs of gum disease. If they find gum disease, they can discuss the deep cleaning process with you in further detail.
SPEAK WITH YOUR DENTIST
As was mentioned before, the earlier you speak with your dentist about possible gum disease, the easier the treatment will be. A basic scaling and root planing is often enough to treat gum disease—especially when it is only in the gingivitis stage.
Set an appointment with your dentist for a consultation if you are noticing any issues with your teeth or gums. Also make sure to have an appointment for a checkup and cleaning in the books if you do not already. Checkups every six months allow dentists to catch oral health issues in
their beginning phases—making the treatment simpler and more cost-effective.
Don’t let your gum disease progress any further! Contact your dentist today about a scaling and root planing procedure to treat your gum disease.
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