The team at Kinross Drive Dental offers a broad spectrum of dental solutions. No matter what you may be seeking, we have the expertise and technology to provide you with quality care. If you have gum disease, you require specialised care to ensure that your teeth are not compromised.
Scaling and root planing, available at our practice, removes the plaque and tartar the results in the inflammation of the gum tissue and bone.
It’s a nonsurgical procedure and is appropriate for those suffering from the milder form of gum disease, gingivitis, or the more severe form, referred to as periodontitis.
Scaling and root planing can be used as a treatment for gingivitis or as a preventative measure for those with periodontitis. There are several reasons why receiving this type of cleaning is advised:
After a thorough evaluation, we can determine whether you need scaling and root planing. We’ll take X-rays, examine your mouth and make a diagnosis before beginning. Local anaesthetic may be used.
During the scaling, specialised instruments remove plaque and calculus from the tooth. In root planing, the surface that contains unwanted tartar, toxins and microorganisms is removed and the root smoothed to prevent future problems and promote healing.
A deep cleaning may be followed by antibiotics to soothe any irritation and assist in the healing process. At the next visit, we’ll examine your gums to ensure that the pockets have healed.