Meadow View Dentistry - Family Dental Patient Care

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and Root Planing: Deep Cleaning for Healthy Gums

Scaling and root planing, often referred to as deep cleaning, is a non-surgical procedure aimed at treating gum disease. This treatment is crucial for patients experiencing signs of gingivitis or periodontitis, conditions that can lead to more serious oral health issues if left untreated.

Understanding Scaling and Root Planing

The procedure involves two main steps:

  1. Scaling: This involves the removal of plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) from above and below the gumline. Our dental professionals use specialized tools to meticulously clean your teeth, ensuring that all harmful buildup is removed.
  2. Root Planing: This step involves smoothing out the roots of your teeth, helping the gums reattach to the tooth surface. By creating a smooth surface, we reduce the likelihood of further plaque buildup and help in healing the gum tissue.

Benefits of the Procedure

Scaling and root planing are highly effective in halting the progression of gum disease. Benefits include:

  • Reducing gum inflammation and bleeding
  • Decreasing the risk of periodontal pockets deepening
  • Helping to prevent tooth loss associated with advanced gum disease
  • Improving overall oral health and breath

Personalized Care and Comfort

Our Meadow View Dentistry team prioritizes your comfort and oral health. We provide detailed aftercare instructions and recommend regular follow-up appointments to monitor your gums’ healing and health.

Schedule Your Appointment

If you’re experiencing symptoms of gum disease, such as swollen, bleeding gums, or persistent bad breath, contact us to schedule an appointment. Early intervention with scaling and root planing can play a pivotal role in maintaining your oral health and preventing future complications.

Meadow View Dentistry - Family Dental Patient Care

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Meadow View Dentistry
2120 Fisher Road
Mechanicsburg, PA  17055

Phone: 717-996-9921


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