Looking for Scaling and root planing in Pelham or New Rochelle?
At our office, we provide scaling and root planing (SRP) to help improve and maintain your oral health.
Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical dental procedure that is used to treat gum disease. It involves cleaning the surfaces of the teeth and their roots to remove bacteria and tartar buildup, which can cause inflammation and damage to the gums and surrounding bone.
Why Do I Need Scaling and root planing?
Scaling and root planing may be recommended for patients with mild to moderate gum disease or for those who are at risk of developing it. Some signs of gum disease include red, swollen, or bleeding gums, bad breath, and loose teeth.
What Does scaling and root planing Involve?
Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical dental procedure that involves the careful cleaning of the surfaces of the teeth and their roots. During the procedure, a dental hygienist will use specialized tools to remove harmful bacteria and tartar buildup from the gumline and the surfaces of the teeth. This helps to reduce inflammation, promote better oral health, and prevent further damage to the gums and bone. The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia to ensure the patient’s comfort. With proper oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups, scaling and root planing can be an effective treatment option for gum disease and help promote long-term oral health.
What Are the Benefits of scaling and root planing?
- Improved oral health: Scaling and root planing can help remove harmful bacteria and tartar buildup from the surfaces of the teeth and their roots, promoting better oral health.
- Reduced risk of tooth loss: By removing the bacteria and plaque from the gums and roots, scaling and root planing can help reduce the risk of tooth loss.
- Improved overall health: Gum disease has been linked to a number of other health conditions, including heart disease and diabetes. By treating gum disease with scaling and root planing, patients may also see improvements in their overall health.
- Better aesthetics: Scaling and root planing can also help improve the appearance of the gums and teeth, which can have a positive impact on a person’s self-esteem and overall well-being.