If you are in the early stages of gum disease one of the things our dentists may use to control or even reverse it with a process known as a deep cleaning or scaling and root planing. This treatment is effective for removing plaque and tartar, which are primarily responsible for most cases of gum disease.

As the name implies, there are two steps involved in this process.

Scaling: The dentist will remove the plaque and tartar from your tooth above and below the gumline. Our dentists and team use an ultrasonic tool to clean your tooth and our process also involves a system to deliver an antibiotic solution to the tooth pocket to help fight any remaining bacteria

Root Planing: This involves further cleaning of the root, as well as smoothing it to help it re-form a healthy attachment to the jawbone.

Scaling and root planing can be used in conjunction with a course of antibiotics to ensure that your smile remains healthy.

This process not only results in a healthy smile but can also benefit your overall health. The bacteria found in gum disease can affect other parts of your body, including your cardiovascular and respiratory systems. This treatment can also reduce the depth of your periodontal pockets preventing tooth loss. Scaling and root planing can also remove some discoloration from your teeth and improve the aesthetic appeal of your smile. To experience the benefits of scaling and root planing in Ventura, California, call Brighton Specialty Dental Group at 805-644-5284 to plan your visit with Dr. Homayoun H. Zadeh and associates.