Gum disease is inflammation of the tissues that support the teeth. It is typically characterized by red, swollen gums that bleed easily when teeth are brushed or flossed. Roseville Topsmiles specializes in the treatment of periodontal disease. One of the most common treatments for this issue is scaling and root planing, a non-surgical procedure that often successfully treats periodontal disease. This procedure is also commonly referred to as a “deep cleaning.”
The dentists at Roseville Topsmiles have many criteria that they use to diagnose periodontal disease, but when there are advanced signs of gum disease, such as bad breath, heavy tartar buildup and unhealthy pocket depths of 4mm or more, your dentist may recommend scaling and root planing.
Scaling and root planing may take more than one visit to Roseville Topsmiles and, in some cases, a local anesthetic will be used to minimize any discomfort. During the scaling and root planing procedure with the experienced and caring team at Roseville Topsmiles, your teeth will be thoroughly scaled above and below the gumline to remove all plaque, bacterial toxins and tartar deposits from your teeth and root surfaces. After this scaling is complete, the root planing is done which smoothes all rough areas on the roots' surfaces to help prevent future buildup.
If you have symptoms that indicate periodontal disease, you’ll be in good hands with Roseville Topsmiles. Our dental team will work with you to help reduce the symptoms and correct this serious condition. We specialize in scaling and root planing to get your mouth healthy again. We’re here to serve Roseville and all its surrounding neighborhoods. Contact our caring staff to schedule your appointment today at (916) 352-0282.