Scaling and Root Planing
One of the most effective ways to treat gum disease is through scaling and root planing. This minimally invasive treatment is highly effective in containing infection of gum tissue. Scaling and root planing allows harmful bacteria to be removed from surfaces of teeth, as well as roots of teeth.
Dr. Kashfian, expert in scaling and root planing in Beverly Hills and expert in scaling and root planing in Chatsworth may use local anesthetics to alleviate any discomfort that may be associated with the procedure.
Lips and gums may remain numb for a few hours following treatment. Patients may return to their normal activities immediately following the scaling and root planing procedure.
Scaling and root planing is generally performed on patients who have gum disease. When left untreated, gum disease can become progressively worse and may lead to deterioration of gum tissue and bone density, resulting in tooth loss.
Although scaling and root planing is highly effective, maintaining good oral hygiene is necessary in order to prevent the re-occurrence of infection. The progression of gum disease will be halted after treatment; however, impeccable home care, routine dental examinations along with professional cleanings by Dr. Kashfian is essential to staying healthy.
Contact Dr. Kashfian, Beverly Hills scaling and root planing dentist and Chatsworth scaling and root planing dentist, to learn more about this treatment and other options for treating gum disease.