Scaling & Root Planing in Petaluma, CA
A healthy smile is not only a beautiful smile—it is also a smile that is free from periodontal disease and tooth decay. These are two conditions that can negatively impact a patient’s oral health and wellness, and in many cases, both conditions are preventable. However, if they do develop, it is important that patients seek appropriate treatments with the team at North Bay Smiles. Patients with the later stages of periodontitis may benefit greatly from periodontal scaling and root planing at our Petaluma, CA area practice.
What is scaling and root planing?
Scaling and root planing is a very thorough method of deep cleaning that is performed on patients who have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, or periodontitis. The condition can impact the health of the smile, causing bacteria to develop and spread throughout the body. These bacteria can also cause the loss of gum tissue, bone, and even natural teeth if not diagnosed and treated in a timely manner.
With scaling and root planing, all surfaces of the teeth and gums are cleaned, including the tooth roots underneath the gums. Antibiotics are often used as well to treat the bacteria at the source, specifically in the pockets that form between the teeth and gums. This is a tried-and-true method of reducing the harmful bacteria associated with periodontal disease and bringing the smile back to better health.
How long does periodontal disease take to treat?
The treatment of periodontal disease is a process that requires time, treatment, and patience. The bacteria that develop in the mouth did not develop overnight, and treatment is the same way. With an early diagnosis, many patients can quickly regain control of their oral health and then work with their dentist to ensure they protect their smile from this and other problems that can occur with poor oral health and hygiene habits.
Call North Bay Smiles, Dr. Szyperskis office today
If you have received a definitive diagnosis of periodontal disease and need scaling and root planing, contact our Petaluma, CA area practice today by calling (707) 306-8001. We are located at 1580 East Washington Street, Suite #101 and accept new patients and families seeking comprehensive dental care with Dr. Yvonne Szyperski and team.