Root Scaling & Planing – Union Street

Root Scaling & Planing

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Ilovekale Adventures
Ilovekale Adventures
January 30, 2024

I had the best dental experience here. I had an emergency tooth extraction. The staff were amazing, super kind, very patient, professional, and attentive. The front desk staff called me back immediately, got me scheduled immediately. The dentist was an all star!! I heard him in with a pediatric patient and he was comforting her with magic tricks. I was blown away. This place deserves 10 stars. I highly recommend this office!

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Cassey
Cassey
January 23, 2024

This was the kindest, most professional and understanding dentist office I’ve ever been in. From start to finish, nothing but positive words on the care they gave me. Thank you!

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Erica Brinkman
Erica Brinkman
January 12, 2024

I just had one of the best dental experiences ever! All the staff was super friendly & made me feel very comfortable! Highly recommend them!

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austin Peck
austin Peck
January 10, 2024

One of the best dentists guaranteed doctor Diego was vary careful and very good with his patients would highly recommend

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Lexy Corey
Lexy Corey
December 2, 2023

Cracked a tooth and ended up needing a few pulled last minute. I have to say Dr. Diego is wonderful. Him and Debbie made the process so smooth. Great people and great work!

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Nick Geneva
Nick Geneva
December 1, 2023

New patient here. They took me in for care immediately for an emergency tooth extraction. The surgeon was amazing as well as his assistant. They made sure I was calm and comfortable. Highly recommended

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Konrad Fitzgerald
Konrad Fitzgerald
November 9, 2023

Awesome

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mary lonczak
mary lonczak
July 21, 2023

Dr Limoerio is simply excellent! My husband who to say the least does not like to go to the dentist was incredibly impressed with Dr Limoerio's professionalism and skill. We highly recommend the Drs and staff at Rutland Dental Care.

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Sean Keeley
Sean Keeley
April 26, 2023

Called me right back and got me in 💪

Root Scaling & Planing: Uncovering the Path to Healthier Gums and Teeth

Revitalizing Your Smile through Advanced Periodontal Therapy

Gums play a vital role in maintaining the health and stability of your teeth. Unfortunately, gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, can threaten the well-being of your gums and teeth. At Union Street Dental, we prioritize proactive oral health care, and that includes offering specialized treatments like root scaling and planing to combat periodontal disease and restore the health of your smile.

Understanding Root Scaling & Planing

Root scaling and planing, often referred to as deep cleaning, is a non-surgical periodontal therapy aimed at treating and managing gum disease. It is a meticulous and comprehensive cleaning procedure that targets the root surfaces of your teeth and the pockets of infected gum tissue. Unlike regular dental cleanings, which address the surfaces of teeth above the gumline, root scaling and planing delve deeper to eliminate tartar, plaque, and bacteria accumulated beneath the gumline.

When is Root Scaling & Planing Recommended?

Root scaling and planing are typically recommended when gum disease has progressed beyond the early stages of gingivitis. Common indications for this specialized treatment include:

  • Gum Inflammation: Swollen, red, and tender gums are signs of gingivitis, the earliest stage of gum disease.
  • Deep Gum Pockets: The presence of deep pockets between the gums and teeth indicates the progression of gum disease.
  • Gum Recession: As gum disease advances, the gums may recede, exposing the sensitive tooth roots.
  • Persistent Bad Breath: Foul-smelling breath that does not improve with regular oral hygiene could be a sign of gum disease.
  • Bleeding Gums: Gums that bleed easily, especially during brushing or flossing, are a common symptom of gum disease.

The Root Scaling & Planing Procedure

Root scaling and planing are typically performed in one or more visits, depending on the extent of gum disease and the number of quadrants requiring treatment. Here’s what you can expect during the procedure:

  • Numbing the Area: Before starting the deep cleaning, your dentist will administer a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort during the procedure.
  • Removing Tartar and Plaque: Your dentist or dental hygienist will use specialized tools to meticulously remove tartar and plaque from the root surfaces of your teeth and within the gum pockets.
  • Smoothing the Root Surfaces: After removing the tartar, the rough surfaces of the tooth roots are smoothed (planed) to facilitate gum tissue reattachment and discourage the accumulation of bacteria.
  • Irrigation and Antibiotics: The treated areas may be irrigated with an antimicrobial solution to further reduce bacteria and promote healing.

Benefits of Root Scaling & Planing

Root scaling and planing offer numerous benefits for individuals with gum disease, including:

  • Halting Disease Progression: The procedure targets and eliminates the source of gum infection, slowing or stopping the advancement of gum disease.
  • Reducing Gum Pockets: Deep cleaning helps shrink gum pockets, making them easier to clean and maintain with proper oral hygiene.
  • Enhanced Gum Health: By removing bacteria and promoting gum reattachment, root scaling and planing facilitate the healing and revitalization of gum tissue.
  • Improved Overall Health: Gum disease has been linked to various systemic health conditions, and addressing it can contribute to better overall health.
  • Preserving Teeth: Treating gum disease effectively helps preserve the supporting structures of your teeth, reducing the risk of tooth loss.

Aftercare and Maintenance

Following root scaling and planing, it is essential to maintain excellent oral hygiene practices and attend regular dental check-ups. Your dentist may recommend additional follow-up appointments to monitor your gum health and ensure the success of the treatment.

Root scaling and planing are powerful tools in the fight against gum disease, helping to restore gum health and preserve the foundation of your smile. At Union Street Dental, we prioritize your oral health and offer specialized treatments to address gum disease effectively. If you suspect gum disease or have noticed any signs of periodontal issues, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with our experienced dental team. Together, we can embark on the path to healthier gums and teeth, revitalizing your smile for a lifetime of oral well-being.

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