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If you have been diagnosed with gum disease, it’s important to seek treatment right away. Left untreated, gum disease can progress to more serious stages and cause tooth loss.
Our team at East Mahogany Dental provides a deep cleaning scaling and root planing treatment for our patients that can reverse mild and moderate forms of gum disease. We are here to help you get your smile back on track!
What Is Dental Scaling?
Dental scaling is a dental procedure in which the tartar (hard plaque) and calculus deposits are removed from all surfaces of teeth. It is one of the most common dental procedures.
Dental plaque is made up of bacteria that constantly form in your mouth. It usually attaches to teeth via a sticky film. Dental plaque contributes to the development of gum disease and cavities. Dental scaling is designed to remove dental plaque from teeth, preventing its accumulation.
What Is Root Planing?
Root planing is a dental procedure that involves scraping and cleaning the roots of your teeth. It’s often used to treat gum disease, but can also be helpful for people who have bad breath or tartar buildup.
Root planing is done with a small handheld instrument called a scaler. We will use the scaler to scrape away any plaque or calculus that has built up on your teeth’s roots. This helps reduce your risk of gum disease and tooth decay and improve your breath smell.
Dental Deep Cleaning Vs. Routine Dental Cleaning
Your gums play an important role in protecting your teeth. We know that for many people, routine dental cleanings aren’t always enough to reverse or treat gum disease.
We offer deep cleaning, scaling, and root planing services at our East Mahogany Dental office. A dental deep cleaning may be the only way to stop and reverse gum disease.
We know it’s not always comfortable visiting the dentist, but we want you to know that our team will always work with your comfort in mind. We understand that some patients are more nervous than others, but our staff is trained to make you feel at ease.
Call East Mahogany Dental today for more information about deep cleaning scaling and root planing services in southeast Calgary!
When Should I Consider Scaling And Root Planing?
You should consider scheduling a scaling and root planing if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Red, puffy or swollen gums
- Gum pain when brushing or chewing food, even with gentle pressure
- Bad breath that won’t go away despite daily oral hygiene practices
- Tender or bleeding gums
- Dental plaque residue on your teeth, or dental tartar buildup
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you may need a dental deep cleaning. Or when our dentist performs a dental exam after your regular cleaning, they may recommend scaling and root planing.
If you have questions about deep cleaning scaling and root planing, contact East Mahogany Dental. We will work with you to come up with a treatment plan that’s right for you.
What Does Scaling And Root Planing Cost? What Does A Dental Deep Cleaning Cost?
Dental deep cleanings (or scaling and root planing) are important for those that need them, and our practice is more than happy to work with you to make it happen. Regardless of whether or not you have dental insurance, don’t let the cost of a dental deep cleaning hold you back from getting the care you need.
We are happy to work with our patients to discuss the pros and cons of different payment options. At East Mahogany Dental, we make sure you are informed of the cost before you decide to go forth with treatment.
For Gum Disease Treatment, Call Our Dental Office Today!
East Mahogany Dental is proud to be a family dentist serving the area of southeast Calgary. We’re here for your dental needs, from routine cleanings to deep clean scaling and root planing procedures.
We want to provide great dental care and tailor your treatment plan to your specific needs. If you have questions about deep cleaning scaling and root planing, don’t hesitate to ask our team!
You can reach us at 403-744-5285 today.