Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing of the teeth is an essential treatment for those who are showing signs of periodontal (gum) disease. This process is very important, as gum disease can affect your health negatively when left untreated. Periodontal disease can be a silent disease, meaning those who have the beginnings of it often do not realize that it is present. We at Smiles Dental Studio can help you. Dr. Khan, our Sacramento, CA dentist, can analyze your condition before designing the most suitable treatment plan for you. She will only recommend scaling and root planing if you need and will truly benefit from it.

What happens during scaling and root planing?

In this procedure, the gums and roots of the teeth are cleaned with specially designed tools to rid them of hidden plaque and tartar. Plaque and tartar are responsible for trapping the bacteria that cause gum problems and cavities. By scaling and planing the roots of the teeth, Dr. Khan is able to give the gums and teeth more protection from bacteria. This helps the gums return to their natural, healthy state.

Smiles Dental Studio of Sacramento, CA has state-of-the-art equipment for scaling and root planing. We have special ultrasonic instruments that can easily remove hardened plaque as well as “scalers” to effectively clean the gums and teeth. During this process, Dr. Khan will use local anesthesia so you will feel no pain and are relaxed for the duration of the treatment. We want you to be as comfortable as possible during the whole process.

The advantages of scaling and root planing are:

  • It can effectively treat mild gum problems such as gingivitis.
  • It removes and eliminates plaque, bacteria, tartar, and stains in existing pockets around the teeth.
  • It can help prevent the need for more aggressive treatments like periodontal surgery.

A beautiful smile is the result of healthy teeth and gums. Scaling and root planing will not only contribute to good oral health, but also a healthy, beautiful smile. Your smile means everything to us. Please contact us today! We look forward to meeting you and talking to you about the wide range of dental services that we offer to the Sacramento, CA area.