Scaling and Root Planing
Why choose us for your dental care?
Scaling and Root Planning in St. Thomas, ON
Gum disease is one of the most frequent issues people deal with when trying to maintain a healthy mouth and a healthy body. Gum disease is the result of bacteria buildup beneath the gum line and can usually be treated with regular checkups, cleanings, brushing, and flossing. However, if gum disease is not treated properly and promptly, more severe periodontal disease may occur. Professional scaling and root planing can reduce the unhealthy bacteria and ensure your healthy smile lasts a lifetime.
Scaling and root planing effectively clean the teeth below the gum line, eliminating harmful bacteria and reducing risk of gum disease. A specialized dental instrument, known as a scaler, removes built up tartar and plaque below the gum line. This process simultaneously smooths the tooth root and allows a quick and proper healing of the gums. Local anesthetic may be applied to ensure your comfort.
Our job is to show you what we see in your mouth, educate you on your options, and let you make the best decision for yourself. We never push unnecessary treatments and always give you options.