Scaling and root planing are specialized dental procedures aimed at treating gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, through deep cleaning. These non-surgical treatments are essential for maintaining gum health and preventing the progression of gum-related issues.

The Power of Scaling

Scaling focuses on removing plaque and tartar buildup from the surface of your teeth and along the gumline. Using specialized tools, we carefully scrape away these harmful deposits, ensuring a clean and fresh start for your gums.

The Wonders of Root Planing

Root planing comes into action after scaling. This process involves smoothing out rough areas on the roots of your teeth, which helps your gums reattach to the tooth surface more effectively. By promoting gum reattachment, root planing prevents further infection and allows your gums to heal properly.

The Journey to a Healthier Smile

Before embarking on the scaling and root planing journey, our dentist and team thoroughly examine your gums and determine the extent of gum disease. We will explain the procedure and ensure you feel comfortable and informed every step of the way.

The Benefits

Scaling and root planing offer an array of benefits. By effectively eliminating harmful bacteria and promoting gum healing, these treatments prevent gum disease from advancing, reduce inflammation and ultimately protect your teeth from potential tooth loss.

Maintaining healthy gums is just as crucial as caring for your teeth. Call Audubon Dental and 509-325-4227 to learn more about scaling and root planing in Spokane, Washington, and schedule a visit with Dr. Safina LeClair.