When are Scaling and Root Planing Needed?

Gingivitis (early gum disease) can be easily treated, and its symptoms reversed through routine dental cleanings. Once this condition advances to periodontitis, you will need a more in-depth treatment called scaling & root planing. Periodontitis can cause bad breath, put you at risk of early tooth loss, and at times the symptoms are not painful. If you’re concerned about the health of your gums and teeth and looking for a relationship-driven practice that focuses on helping patients maintain good oral and overall health, contact Dr. Evan Olson from Alpine Family Dental in Kalispell, Montana, for a checkup and diagnosis of your condition. 

What is Scaling & Root planning?

Periodontitis is caused by plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth. Periodontal scaling and root planing are non-surgical procedures used to treat this condition. Scaling eliminates plaque and tartar buildup above and below the gum line, where harmful bacteria can breed. Root planing smooths the root surfaces of your teeth to keep plaque from accumulating there again. Deep cleaning your teeth reduces gum swelling and bleeding, stops gums from receding, and puts your gums in a better position to heal. Regular periodontal maintenance and correct home care are needed to keep plaque from accumulating again. This treatment can be done under local anesthesia, so you feel no pain or discomfort during your procedure.

When is Deep Cleaning Teeth Needed? 

If you’re experiencing the following symptoms, you may be a candidate for periodontal scaling and root planing treatment: 

  • Gum tenderness and inflammation
  • Bleeding gums 
  • Painful chewing
  • Tooth Sensitivity
  • Receding gums  
  • Loose teeth 
  • Tooth loss

We can eliminate these painful symptoms and restore oral health through deep cleaning. We aim to help you have a beautiful, healthy smile free of oral infections, decay, and gum disease. When needed, this can be accomplished through diligent oral care at home, biannual dental checkups, and professional dental cleanings, both routine and deep cleaning services. By working closely with your dentists to care for your teeth, you can preserve the health and beauty of your smile for years to come.

Scaling & Root Planing Near Me in Kalispell, Montana

Contact Dr. Evan Olson to schedule a periodontal scaling and root planing treatment consultation, at Alpine Family Dental in Kalispell, MT, at (406) 393-8877.