If you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from gum disease, scaling and root planing may be the treatment for you. This procedure is offered by Dr. Yvonne Szyperski and her team at North Bay Smiles in Petaluma, California, to address periodontal disease and help bring the smile back to health. It can be used for patients with moderate to severe periodontitis and may be performed multiple times over several months to address the problems associated with periodontal disease.
Understanding the scaling and root planing procedure and process
Scaling and root planing is a common treatment for periodontal disease. The scaling process removes plaque and tartar from the teeth, while the root planing smooths out any rough surfaces on the roots. This helps to prevent further gum inflammation and bone loss. Most patients find that this procedure is relatively painless, and it can often help improve their oral health significantly.
What are the benefits of scaling and root planing?
- Help to maintain oral health. Scaling and root planing are performed to maintain oral health and wellness after periodontal disease has been diagnosed.
- Improves overall health. Periodontal disease is an infection that can spread through the body and cause inflammation elsewhere. By treating periodontal disease, inflammation is reduced, and it can improve a patient’s overall health—not just their dental health.
- Improves your smile. By removing plaque and tartar build-up from the surfaces of the teeth, Dr. Yvonne Szyperski can clean the teeth and ensure they look beautiful! There are both cosmetic and general benefits obtained by having these procedures done by our team at North Bay Smiles!
How do I find a dentist near me that offers scaling and root planing?
If you are experiencing symptoms of gum disease, be sure to speak with your dentist about whether scaling and root planing may be right for you. Dr. Yvonne Szyperski and her team at North Bay Smiles are pleased to provide quality services, including this periodontal treatment for patients. Call her office at (707) 306-8001 to request an appointment at her office, conveniently located in Petaluma, CA, at 1580 East Washington Street in Suite #101.
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