Scaling and root planing in Chicago, Illinois, is used if a patient has gum disease. This deep cleaning helps Dr. Mollie K. Rojas maintain your oral health and the brilliance of your smile. Schedule an appointment today at Shoreline Dental Chicago with our skilled dentist by calling (312) 266-9487 or contact us to learn more information.
Gum disease requires a deeper clean than a routine dental cleaning can accomplish. Scaling and root planing is an intensive cleaning treatment that can provide relief from gum disease and prevent it from getting worse. Scaling is the first step of the treatment in which we gently scrape away and remove plaque and tartar from the teeth. Root planing is the second and more rigorous step in which we get below the gumline and clean the roots of the teeth to remove bacteria.
Scaling and root planing can stop gum disease from progressing any further and destroying more of your gums or tooth enamel. We use gentle techniques during scaling and root planing, but we may use an anesthetic to keep you more comfortable during your treatment. We may also schedule more than one appointment for your scaling and root planing procedure, as we may want to treat only one section of the mouth at a time.
Scaling and root planing is usually effective on its own for stopping gum disease from spreading, but we may suggest other treatments to help you manage your condition. If you would like to learn more or schedule your appointment with our team, please give us a call today!