Scaling and Root Planing
We comprehensively address even the most complex gum problems, including advanced periodontitis, and provide emergency dental care for loose teeth.
At Tetri’s Smile, our quality of service will exceed all your expectations.
What is Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing?
Do not confuse regular teeth cleaning (performed by a dental hygienist for gum disease prevention) with subgingival pocket cleaning (performed by a periodontal surgeon to treat gum problems).
Professional teeth cleaning involves removing soft/hard dental deposits exclusively from above the gumline.
Curettage implies a deep cleaning of hard deposits that have accumulated in the subgingival area.
Dental Scaling and Root Planing by a Board Certified Periodontist
Conservative gum treatment should be administered by a certified periodontist. Deep scaling and root planing, on the other hand, are performed by a periodontal surgeon.
About 80% of my patients come to me for complications arising from subpar periodontal treatment.
Other procedures I offer as a periodontist include gum grafting, gum recession treatment, and gingivectomy.
Root planing – Cost
*Scaling is a deep cleaning that is only necessary for patients with gum disease
5 Signs You Need Scaling and Root Planing
Deep Scaling and Root Planing at Tetri's Smile
1. Consultation and Examination
Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing - What to Expect
Questions and Answers
No, local anesthesia is sufficient to ensure that the patient does not experience any pain during the procedure.
If desired, the patient can opt for curettage under sedation in a medicated sleep.
In the first few days, teeth may be sensitive to cold/hot, sweet/sour foods. Increased tooth sensitivity usually subsides around the 7th day after the procedure.
Mild gum soreness (a natural response to root cleaning) may occur and typically completely disappears within 3-5 days.