When you see your dentist reach for that shiny metal hooked instrument, you may feel a shiver run up your spine, but this is all part of the deep cleaning process. A big aspect of going to the dentist is proactively preventing gum disease, and one of the ways our expert team is able to do so is through scaling and root planing.Schedule An appointment
Scaling and root planing is essentially a deep cleaning treatment using hand held tools or ultrasonic instruments. This nonsurgical treatment begins with scraping away the plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth, especially around the gum line. Next, your dentist smooths and polishes the rough surfaces on your teeth, strengthening your gum-tooth relationship and enhancing your beautiful smile. Sometimes your dentist may give you a topical or local anesthesia to make this deep cleaning process more comfortable.
This process is essential for preventing periodontal disease and maintaining healthy gums and teeth. By brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash at home, you can only do so much for your smile. Scaling and root planing gets into the nitty gritty parts of your teeth, removing stubborn buildup that won’t budge without the proper tools and helping to reestablish your oral health equilibrium.
Give us a call and we'll be happy to get you scheduled for an office visit.Schedule an Appointment
We can’t wait to welcome you into our conveniently located Munster office! Located near Horizon Medical and Julie Mantis CNS. Our friendly staff of dental professionals is more than happy to help you with all of your questions, concerns and inquiries.
Monday: 7:00am to 7:00pm
Tuesday: 7:00am to 7:00pm
Wednesday: 7:00am to 7:00pm
Thursday: 7:00am to 7:00pm
Friday: 7:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed