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Scaling & Root Planing

During this procedure, our team uses special equipment to remove bacteria near the gum line and we smooth out areas that can harbor future bacteria.

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Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning procedure that removes bacteria. This can complete brushing and flossing. This procedure is recommended for those with gum disease as well.

Dental Scaling and Root Planning

We have a gentle and experienced team that can assist you with scaling and root planing. We have many yeas of experience doing this procedure.

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Who might need this?

Scaling and Root Planing may be the right solution for patients experiencing:
  • arrow Bleeding gums
  • arrow Buildup of plaque
  • arrow Swollen or tender gums
  • arrow Receding gums, bad breath or loose teeth

FAQ

Scaling & Root Planing

Is Scaling and Root Planing painful?

Scaling and Root Planing is a non-surgical procedure that is typically performed under local anesthesia to ensure patient comfort. You may experience some sensitivity or discomfort after the procedure, but this can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.

How long does Scaling and Root Planing take?

The length of the procedure depends on the extent of the buildup and the severity of the gum disease. Typically, the procedure takes between one and two hours to complete.

Is Scaling and Root Planing covered by insurance?

Many dental insurance plans cover Scaling and Root Planing as a necessary treatment for gum disease. Our team can work with you to determine your insurance coverage and provide information about financing options.

What can I expect after Scaling and Root Planing?

After the procedure, you may experience some sensitivity or discomfort, and your gums may be tender and swollen. The team at Clove Dental will provide detailed post-operative instructions to help you manage any discomfort and promote healing.

How can I prevent gum disease in the future?

The best way to prevent gum disease is to maintain good oral hygiene habits, including brushing and flossing regularly and visiting your dentist for routine check-ups and cleanings. Our team can provide personalized tips and recommendations to help you maintain healthy gums and teeth.

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