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Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and Root Planing

Almost half of adults in the US have some form of gum disease. This occurs because plaque builds up underneath the gums, often as a result of insufficient oral care. You'll likely notice your gums reddening or swelling if you've developed this condition.

Patients with this condition will likely need a scaling and root planing procedure.

Do You Have Periodontal Disease?

Periodontitis is a gingival infection. What many patients don't realize is how common periodontal damage is. Gum disease affects 47% of those who are 30 years of age or older. This number rises to 70% among Americans who are at least 65 years of age.

Periodontitis has multiple symptoms. Upon experiencing any of the following, it's crucial to seek medical attention before your condition worsens.

Symptoms include:

  • Swollen, red gums
  • Receding gum line
  • Bleeding
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Loose teeth

What is Scaling and Root Planing?


To prevent this condition from worsening, we have to address the plaque that is underneath your gums. This entails using a special hand-held tool to reach beneath your gums, breaking up and removing the built-up tartar.

After removing the plaque, we'll smooth out the tooth root so the gums can reattach.

Root Planing

After the scaling procedure, your mouth will need to heal. Root planing promotes the healing process throughout multiple visits, accelerating your recovery time.

The Benefits of Scaling and Root Planing

  • Healthy gums
  • It inhibits the infection from spreading
  • Prevents tooth loss

Are You Looking for a Scaling and Root Planing Procedure in College Station?

At Cashion Dental, we strive to make your scaling and root planing procedure a comfortable procedure. When you set your appointment, ask us how nitrous oxide or oral conscious sedation could help you.

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