If you are struggling with gingivitis or periodontitis dental scaling and root planing may be the perfect solution for you. Gingivitis and periodontitis can cause toothaches and gum sensitivity, bringing down your quality of life. If left untreated, you could even suffer the loss of a tooth or teeth.
Our team is here to make sure your health never goes that far—call us today to schedule a deep oral cleaning to improve your oral health.
What Is Scaling and Root Planing?
Scaling and root planing, often called a dental deep cleaning, is one of our first treatment options for those who have periodontitis. It is a fairly painless procedure, aided by local anesthesia usually non injectable.
Your comfort is our highest priority, which is why for these procedures we utilize local anesthesia. Our innovative anesthetic technology helps us prevent the typical pinches or discomfort that local anesthesia can cause. When we are deep cleaning teeth you should feel relaxed and cared for at our dental spa. Contact us today for periodontal disease treatment that is effective and relaxing.
What Is Dental Scaling?
Scaling teeth involves a dentist or dental hygienist removing plaque from under and around your gum area. The flap of your gums may be lifted slightly in order to get all of the plaque and tartar from around the area. Removing the plaque around your gums lessens the irritation the gums may be suffering from.
What Is Root Planing?
Planing helps to stimulate the gum and remove any infected areas underneath the gum. It may involve removing plaque under the gums as well, but the main purpose is to help your gums reattach to your teeth and help the root heal properly.
When Should I Consider Scaling and Root Planing?
The best time to consider a deep dental cleaning is upon the recommendation of your dentist. During an exam, our dentists may notice that you have signs of gingivitis or periodontal disease and recommend a dental deep cleaning. If you notice signs of periodontitis, contacting your local San Ramon Dentistry, Reflections Dental Spa, is the first step. We will assess your gum health and schedule a deep clean if we think that you could benefit from it.
Symptoms of gingivitis and periodontitis can be subtle, but if you notice that you consistently have bad breath, swollen or bleeding gums, or discolored gums, contact us to request a dental deep cleaning today.
Dental Deep Cleaning vs. Routine Dental Cleaning
Routine dental cleanings and dental deep cleanings, such as scaling and root planing, serve distinct but complementary roles in oral health care at Reflections Dental Spa. Routine cleanings are essential for maintaining overall oral hygiene, focusing on removing plaque and tartar from the visible parts of the teeth and just below the gumline. They are key in preventing the accumulation of plaque, which can lead to gum disease.
Dental deep cleanings, on the other hand, are more intensive and are designed to treat and prevent the progression of periodontal disease. When deeper pockets form between the teeth and gums, indicative of bone loss, dental deep cleanings become necessary. In these cases, scaling and root planing are employed to meticulously clean beneath the gums, targeting areas routine cleanings cannot reach. This process can be particularly effective in the early stages of periodontal disease, where mild to minimal bone loss has occurred, helping to nearly reverse developing periodontal issues.
At Reflections Dental Spa, we prioritize early intervention in periodontal disease due to its effectiveness and the broader systemic health implications. By proactively treating periodontal issues at their onset, we aim to maintain your oral health at its peak, minimizing irreversible changes and fostering a healthy, stable mouth. This approach is not only beneficial for your dental health but also for your overall well-being, considering the complex connections between oral health and other systemic diseases.
What Does Dental Deep Cleaning Cost?
You may be wondering “What does scaling and root planing cost?” It depends on if you get just scaling or scaling and root planing, as well as how many teeth you need to be treated. To get accurate information on costs, calling us for an estimate is your best resource.
Schedule a free consultation with us to learn more about dental deep cleanings and periodontal disease, as well as the costs of our procedures.
We also have financing plans to support you in your oral health journey. No one should be held back from receiving high-quality care. Reflections Dental Spa also accepts most dental insurance plans, to make our care more accessible to you. If you are wondering if we accept your dental insurance, contact your insurance office today to learn about your coverage and benefits.
Experience High-Quality Periodontal Treatment at Reflections Dental Spa
Deep-cleaning teeth can help you combat periodontal disease. If you are looking for high-quality periodontal treatment in California’s East Bay area, we can help! We offer the root scaling and root planing that will give you back your healthy gums. Contact us for a calming visit to the dentist.