Scaling

Non-Surgical Gum Treatments

scaling

 

When evaluating your oral health, our periodontists seek to treat any areas in need of attention in the most efficient manner. We seek to avoid surgical measures to control cost and prevent invasive procedures when possible.

Non-surgical periodontal treatments include a professional dental cleaning along with scaling and root planing.

A professional dental cleaning allows your dentist to remove plaque and tartar that has built up above and below the gum line. A professional dental cleaning is generally performed during your general checkup.

If you live in or jaipur and you have questions about gum treatments or think you may be in need of additional cleaning, please call our offices or fill out an online appointment request form to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled professionals today. Our periodontists are experts in evaluating your oral health and will advise you along the appropriate treatment process.

What To Expect After Treatment

If anesthesia is used, your lips and gums may remain numb for a few hours. 

Why It Is Done

scaling is done when gums have either started to pull away from the teeth or the roots of the teeth have hard mineral deposits (tartar) on them.

How Well It Works

If you maintain good dental care after the procedure, the progression of gum disease should stop. And your gums will heal and become firm and pink again.

 
 
 

Risks

scaling can introduce harmful bacteria into the bloodstream. Gum tissue is also at risk of infection. You may need to take antibiotics before and after surgery if you have a condition that puts you at high risk for a severe infection or if infections are particularly dangerous for you. You may need to take antibiotics if you:

  • Have certain heart problems that make it dangerous for you to get a heart infection called endocarditis.
  • Have an impaired immune system.
  • Had recent major surgeries or have man-made body parts, such as an artificial hip or heart valve.

What To Think About

  • scaling is a simple procedure that can work very well to stop gum disease.
  • Brush and floss regularly afterward. Without proper dental care, your gum disease may progress.
  • To promote healing, stop all use of tobacco. Smoking or using spit tobacco reduces your ability to fight infection of your gums and delays healing. To learn more, see the topic Quitting Smoking.

 

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