For the millions of people in the U.S. who are afflicted with some stage of gum disease, scaling and root planing can be a practical treatment. This procedure is fairly straightforward and comfortable. Before the scaling and root planing procedure, your dental hygienist may numb the area to be treated. This is usually one quadrant of the mouth, although Dr. J. Scott Jones may suggest a different area, such as half the mouth.
During scaling and root planing, the hygienist will use specialized instruments to remove any calculus or plaque build-up deep in the periodontal pockets between your teeth and gums. Removing this unwanted material gives bacteria fewer places to breed and grow. Scaling and root planing also gives the connective tissues the opportunity to reattach to the teeth and teeth roots naturally, providing protection against advancing gum disease.
To learn more about scaling and root planing, or to schedule a visit with Dr. Jones to talk about gum disease, please contact us today at 254.776.6350.
I have been a patient of Dr Jones for 28 years. DR Jones and his staff are great. They explain all procedure options thoroughly and follow up after any procedure to make sure their patients are doing OK. My husband is now also a patient of Dr Jones. I tell everyone who tells me that they may need to see a periodontist, have their general dentist to get them in to see Dr Jones."— Denise Hegefed
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