Periodontal disease can have multiple causes, but the most common by far is the accumulation of plaque and tartar on the surfaces of your teeth. Have you noticed the first indicators of gum disease? Call Rosedale Dental Studio at 661-501-4746. One of our team members can help you plan a visit with our dentist, Dr. Nicole Chen, for scaling and root planing in Bakersfield, California. We can use this treatment to combat and, in some cases, even reverse gum disease.
Why Choose This Option?
Scaling and root planing is an excellent way to prevent and treat the effects of gingivitis. As plaque accumulates on the surfaces of your teeth, your gums swell in response. This allows even more plaque to accumulate below the gumline, which can lead to a more severe form of gum disease known as periodontitis. If our dentist detects the problem early enough, we may even be able to reverse it.
What Is Involved?
Scaling and root planing is a two-step process that normally requires no anesthetic and may be completed in one visit. During the first step, we will remove the plaque and tartar from the surfaces of your teeth. Then, we will clean and smooth the tooth roots to remove bacteria and toxins and help prevent future problems. This will also help the roots to reform a healthy attachment to the jawbone.
When Should I Schedule a Visit?
You should call our office for an appointment to see if you could benefit from scaling and root planing as soon as you notice the first signs of gum disease. The symptoms can include tender or swollen gums, gums that bleed easily or change in color, or loose teeth. We may recommend this treatment during your checkups if we notice that a problem is developing.