#1 Periodontal Care in Chicago
Dentist Loop Chicago
Scaling and Root Planing
A non-surgical procedure to treat gum disease and prevent tooth loss.
Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical procedure used to treat gum disease. The procedure involves removing plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums. The hygienist will use a special tool to scale the teeth and remove plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line. The hygienist will then root plane the teeth to smooth out any rough surfaces. This helps to prevent the bacteria from reattaching to the teeth.
Scaling and root planing is usually performed in two or three appointments. The number of appointments needed will depend on the severity of your gum disease.
A thorough clean for a healthy smile.
A deep cleaning, also known as periodontal debridement, is a more invasive procedure used to treat gum disease. It is typically performed in one or two appointments. During a deep cleaning, the periodontist will remove plaque, tartar, and diseased tissue from the pockets between the teeth and gums. The periodontist will also smooth out the rough surfaces of the tooth roots.
After a deep cleaning, your gums will need to heal. Your periodontist will give you instructions on how to care for your gums at home. Contact Post Family Dental if you need expert periodontal care in Chicago.
Periodontal Care FAQ
We answer your questions about Periodontal Care in Chicago, IL.
Schedule an Appointment
The Post Family Dental Team is here to help you with TMJ.