Scaling and Root Planing

Combat Periodontal Disease with Deep Dental Cleaning at SEDA Dental: Expert Scaling and Root Planing in Florida

If you’re among the 64.7 million Americans affected by periodontal disease, scaling and root planing could be your solution. This deep dental cleaning process effectively eliminates plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth and under your gums. The compassionate team at SEDA Dental, with locations in Jupiter, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Pompano Beach, and Pinecrest, Florida, routinely performs scaling and root planing treatments. Book your consultation at SEDA Dental by calling your nearest office or using our convenient online scheduling tool today.

Early Stage Periodontal Disease

Individuals with gingivitis or early stage periodontal disease can benefit from scaling and root planing to prevent further progression of the condition.

Deep Periodontal Pockets

Patients with deep periodontal pockets, typically 4mm or more, may require scaling and root planing to remove plaque and tartar buildup beneath the gumline.

Issues with Persistent Bad Breath

Scaling and root planing can effectively help address persistent bad breath also known as halitosis, caused by accumulated bacteria and tartar below the gumline. 

Issues with Bleeding Gums

If you experience bleeding gums when brushing or flossing, scaling and root planing can help alleviate this symptom by removing plaque and improving gum health.

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What is scaling and root planing (SRP)?

Scaling and root planing (SRP) is a non-surgical periodontal treatment to remove plaque and tartar buildup from below the gumline and smooth the root surfaces of the teeth to promote healing and prevent further gum disease.

Is scaling and root planing painful?

Scaling and root planing may cause some discomfort, but most patients do not experience significant pain during the procedure. Local anesthesia may be used to numb the area for added comfort. After the procedure, patients may experience some sensitivity or mild discomfort, but it should subside within a few days.

How long does scaling and root planing take?

The length of time for scaling and root planing varies depending on the severity of the gum disease and the number of teeth that require treatment. Typically, the procedure can take 1-2 hours and may require multiple visits.

Is scaling and root planing covered by insurance?

Many dental insurance plans cover scaling and root planing as a medically necessary treatment for periodontal disease. However, coverage may vary depending on the individual plan, so it is important to check with your insurance provider to confirm coverage.

What are the risks of scaling and root planing?

Scaling and root planing is generally considered a safe and effective treatment for periodontal disease. However, some risks may include bleeding, infection, and sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures. Your dentist or periodontist will discuss these risks with you before the procedure.

How can I maintain good oral hygiene after scaling and root planing?

To maintain good oral hygiene after scaling and root planing, it is important to follow a regular dental care routine, including brushing twice daily, flossing daily, and using an antiseptic mouthwash. Additionally, scheduling regular dental check-ups and cleanings can help prevent the recurrence of gum disease.

Fight Back Against Periodontal Disease with Scaling and Root Planing at SEDA Dental: Book Your Consultation Today!

Don’t let periodontal disease control your oral health. Take charge and schedule your scaling and root planing consultation at SEDA Dental today – our expert team is here to help you achieve a healthy, confident smile! Book your visit online or give us a call now.