If you have sore, bleeding or inflamed gums, you may be suffering from a gum (periodontal) disorder. Scaling and root planing treatments are one way for our dentists to effectively treat periodontal disease. These treatments get to the source of gum disease, removing plaque and bacteria buildup that irritate the soft tissue within the mouth. Stop gum disease in its tracks and schedule a scaling or root planing in Anchorage, Alaska, today!
Scaling and root planing is a two-step cleaning treatment.
- In scaling, our dentists will remove plaque and hard tarter from the surface of the enamel.
- During root planing, the roots of the teeth are cleaned. Our dentists will also smooth the roots to remove bacteria and help prevent buildup.
Each of these steps helps treat and prevent the spread of gum disease. If you have been diagnosed with gum disease or suspect you may have this disorder, contact our office for an appointment.
As periodontal disease develops, it can start to eat away at the soft and hard tissues of the mouth — causing gum recession, tooth decay and bone loss. Protect your smile with scaling and root planing, as well as other periodontal treatments from Clear Dental. Phone (907) 313-2433 for a visit with our dentists.