What is periodontal scaling and root planing?

Scaling and root planing is one of the most effective ways to treat gum disease and involves cleaning between the gums and teeth, all the way down to the roots. Think of scaling and root planning like a super deep cleaning service for your teeth!

Root planing and scaling is typically done when your gums have either started to pull away from your teeth or the roots of your teeth have hard mineral deposits on them that cannot be removed with a normal cleaning.

Comprehensive Dental Health, LLC believes in making all our procedures as pain free as possible, so Dr. Joseph Tagliarini will use a local anesthetic to numb the gums and roots of your teeth to prevent any pain, although the procedure should not cause anything more serious than mild discomfort.

Are your teeth in need of a deep clean? Contact Comprehensive Dental Health, LLC at 203-624-5515 to schedule a periodontal scaling and root planing procedure.

What do you need to know about root planing and scaling?

Root planing and scaling can introduce harmful bacteria into the bloodstream, although every precaution is taken to prevent this. To be safe, you may need to take antibiotics if you have a condition that puts you at high risk for a severe infection. This is something you will discuss with Dr. Joseph Tagliarini in our New Haven, Connecticut, dental office.

After scaling and root planning, which gets your teeth back into fighting shape, proper dental care should stop the progression of gum disease and your gums will heal. To help ensure your gums heal properly, our dentist recommends that you stop using any and all tobacco products, which reduce your ability to fight infections in your gums.

Stop gum disease in its tracks! Contact Comprehensive Dental Health, LLC to learn more about periodontal root planing and scaling in New Haven, Connecticut.