Dr. Layth Ghanim may recommend scaling and root planing if you have deep gum pockets or are showing signs of gingivitis. Arlington Dental Excellence offers a variety of periodontal procedures, and we provide our patients with the least invasive treatments possible. To learn if your smile would benefit from scaling and root planing in Arlington, Virginia, please call 703-525-0157 today and schedule an appointment with our dentist.
Scaling and root planing is a highly effective, non-surgical treatment for gum disease. Scaling and root planing is a form of deep cleaning, and is typically used in the earlier stages of periodontal disease, before your condition becomes severe.
Our dentist will begin by scaling your teeth, removing plaque and tartar (also known as calculus) from the surfaces of your teeth. He will then clean the roots of your teeth to remove harmful bacteria, smoothing the root surface to help prevent the bacteria from congregating in those areas again. Depending on your needs, we may combine scaling and root planing with other periodontal treatments.
Scaling and root planing is intended to reduce the amount of bacteria in your mouth and halt the progression of periodontal disease in your mouth. We offer local anesthetics to help you feel comfortable during your treatment. Our dentist may recommend that you visit us several times to receive this treatment. We may also split your treatment into several appointments, cleaning your mouth one section at a time.
For more information about scaling and root planing, and to set up your appointment with our dentist, please call our practice today.