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Scaling and Root Planning in Bethesda, MD

Scaling and Root Planning is a non-surgical periodontal treatment designed to remove plaque, tartar and bacteria from below the gumline. The procedure involves scaling away the built-up plaque and tartar from the tooth surfaces and root planing to smooth out rough spots and promote gum reattachment.

Benefits of Scaling and Root Planing

  • Scaling and root planning effectively target and treat gum diseases. It prevents their progression and reduces the risk of complications.
  • By smoothing the tooth roots, root planing encourages the gums to reattach to the teeth and reduces pocket depths and restores gum health.
  • The treatment helps preserve the supporting structures of your teeth.
  • Scaling and root planning contribute to better oral hygiene, fresher breath and a healthier mouth.

Who are the Ideal Candidates?

  • Individuals diagnosed with gum disease from gingivitis or mild to moderate periodontitis can benefit from Scaling and root planning to manage the condition.
  • Patients with signs of gum inflammation like red, swollen or bleeding gums.
  • Candidates with deep pockets between the teeth and gums indicate gum disease.
  • Individuals looking to prevent gum disease or maintain healthy gums.

At First Class Smiles Bethesda- a reliable dental office in Bethesda, Maryland, we recognize the essential role of gum health in maintaining a vibrant smile. Our Scaling and root planning service is performed with precision and care to restore your gum health and enhance your overall oral well-being.

If you have signs of gum disease or seek preventive gum care, contact us at 301-264-5015. Our experienced dentist in Bethesda, MD, Dr. Arlene A. Asante will analyze your condition and suggest the best treatment plan as per your requirements.