Scaling and Root Planing

Some cases of acute periodontal (gum) disease that do not respond to more conventional treatment and self-care such as flossing may require a special kind of cleaning called scaling and root planing.

The procedure begins with administration of a local anesthetic to reduce any discomfort. Then, a small instrument called a "scaler," or an ultrasonic cleaner, is used to clean beneath your gum line to remove plaque and tartar.

The root surfaces on the tooth are then planed and smoothed. If effective, scaling and root planing helps the gums reattach themselves to the tooth structure.  Additional measures may be needed if the periodontal pockets persist after scaling and root planing.


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Please contact our office at 920-898-4110 or 920-894-2305 if you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment.

Hours of Operation

Kiel and New Holstein Family Dental

Monday, Tuesday:

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday:

1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday:

By appointment

Saturday, Sunday:

Closed

Location

1250 Teckla Place, Kiel, WI 53042