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Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and Root Planing in Melrose MA

Prevent and eliminate gum disease with scaling and root planing. This treatment is a thorough cleaning where plaque and tartar is removed from the tooth and below the gum line. Scaling and root planing will depend on an examination of the gum, pocket depth, and periodontal disease progression. The non-invasive treatment includes:

Scaling – An ultrasonic scaling tool removes plaque and tartar with an antimicrobial irrigation method.  Scaling focuses on the gum line and tooth root.scaling and root planing in Melrose MA

Root Planing – Cementum and dentin is removed.

Prevent buildup by maintaining proper dental hygiene. If a patient needs the procedure a proper examination will confirm. If gum disease is severe or the gum pockets are too deep, other treatments will be considered.

What are the benefits of scaling and root planing?

Scaling and root planing prevents gum disease from progressing. Plaque and tartar needs to be removed. It causes gum disease which leads to tooth loss.

Is the procedure painful?

Scaling and root planing is non-invasive. But we can administer a local anesthetic for comfort.  

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Scaling and Root Planing in Melrose MA


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