Scaling and root planing is a highly effective treatment used to combat periodontal disease. This non-surgical procedure is essential for maintaining healthy gums and preventing the progression of gum disease.

Benefits of Scaling and Root Planing
This treatment provides numerous benefits, including:

  • Removal of Plaque and Tartar: Thorough cleaning of the tooth surfaces and root areas to eliminate harmful plaque and tartar buildup.
  • Reduction of Inflammation: Helps reduce gum inflammation and bleeding, promoting healthier gum tissue.
  • Prevention of Disease Progression: By addressing periodontal disease early, scaling and root planing can prevent further damage to the gums and supporting structures.
  • Improved Oral Health: Enhances overall oral health by creating a healthier environment for teeth and gums.

The Scaling and Root Planing Process
At DC Family Dental, the scaling and root planing procedure is carried out with precision and care:

  1. Initial Examination: Dr. Mayur Patel will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your gum health to determine the extent of periodontal disease.
  2. Local Anesthesia: To ensure your comfort, a local anesthetic may be applied to numb the treatment area.
  3. Scaling: The first step involves removing plaque and tartar from the tooth surfaces and below the gum line.
  4. Root Planing: The root surfaces are then smoothed to remove bacterial toxins and promote reattachment of the gums to the teeth.
  5. Post-Treatment Care: Our dentist will provide instructions on maintaining gum health and schedule follow-up visits to monitor your progress.

Contact Us
Maintain your gum health with professional scaling and root planing in District of Columbia, Washington! Contact us today at 202-331-0655 to schedule an appointment.