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Scaling & Root Planing Jenkintown

Periodontal Scaling & Root Planing Jenkintown

Scaling and root planning is one of the most effective treatments for periodontal or gum disease. Since there is no surgery for this type of procedure it is one of the most common periodontal practices to battle early stage gum disease.

What Is Scaling and Root Planing?

Plaque, a sticky, bacteria-filled film, can start to form and develop on our teeth, typically after eating food. It may also develop from the natural bacterium that is in our mouths everyday. When regular brushing fails to occur or plaque is present for an extended period of time, plaque can harden and form into tartar. When these calcified deposits form, only a professional cleaning can remove it.

Why Do I Need Scaling and Root Planing in Jenkintown?

Scaling is the process of removing the tartar from the surfaces of the teeth. The periodontist will gently scrape away any buildup that is along the gum line and under the gum line, down to the root of the tooth.

Root planing is the process of smoothing out the rough surfaces of the teeth’s roots. This may be performed separately or in conjunction with scaling. Root planing is important because plaque and tartar tend to collect or attach to rough surfaces. By removing the buildup it will allow the gum tissue to heal faster and prevent additional buildup.

Scaling and root planing treatment is typically used for patients with early-stage gum disease. For more advanced or severe cases in gum disease, this may be the first step before the patient undergoes any type of surgery.

Are you still looking for a board-certified periodontist for scaling and root planing in Jenkintown? Contact Dr. Barry Levin’s office today by calling 215-635-0465 and take the next step on regaining your confident smile! Proudly serving Jenkintown, Abington, Elkins Park, Cheltenham, Glenside, Willow Grove, Wyncote, and surrounding areas.

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