Rapid City Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and Root Planing

Our team is proud to offer comprehensive and convenient periodontal (gum) disease treatment options.

Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical deep cleaning procedure that is performed below the gum line to remove tartar (hardened plaque) and bacteria. This procedure is recommended for patients who have periodontal disease as it’s the only way to effectively treat and manage the condition.

The first step in scaling and root planing is to numb the gums with a local anesthetic to ensure that you are comfortable during the procedure. Next, we use special instruments to remove the plaque and tartar from your teeth and root surfaces. We then will smooth out any rough spots on and around your entire tooth structure. This helps to prevent bacteria and tartar from reattaching and accumulating in and around these areas in the future.

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What are the Benefits of Scaling and Root Planing?

There are many benefits of scaling and root planing, including improved oral health, reduced inflammation, reduced bleeding, decreased risk of tooth loss, and decrease in systemic bacterial overload.

If you have gum disease, we may recommend scaling and root planing as a treatment option. Our team will educate you of your options every step of the way.

If you feel you or a loved one may have periodontal disease call us today and let’s get you back on track to a healthy smile! Our team would be happy to answer any questions that you may have about this procedure.