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Scaling & Root Planing – North Port, FL

Reversing the Effects of Gum Disease & Restoring Your Oral Health

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every two American adults has gum disease. When this condition is left untreated, it can cause irreversible harm to your mouth, leaving a trail of oral health issues such as chronic bad breath, tooth loss, and enamel erosion. At Shore Dental, our goal is to optimize our patients’ oral health and ensure that they keep their natural pearly whites for as long as possible. That’s why we provide thorough scaling and root planing treatment to reverse the impact of gum disease and prevent any additional damage from occurring. If you’re suffering from this common oral condition, contact us today so we can put a stop to it before it’s too late.

Scaling & Root Planing

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When symptoms of gum disease are beginning to appear, causing gum inflammation and bleeding, they can often be prevented with good dental hygiene at home. However, when the condition progresses, additional intervention is needed. That’s when we’ll suggest periodontal therapy. Scaling and root planing allows our patients with gum disease to halt the progression of their symptoms and restore the health of their teeth and oral tissues.

Why Do You Need Treatment?

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Irritated gums are some of the first symptoms of gum disease. While this issue can be reversed with good dental hygiene, when you experience any of the following severe signs, you’ll want to contact our office immediately:

When you visit our office, we’ll determine if the treatment is necessary by assessing the health of your gums, checking the depth of your gum pockets, asking about your symptoms, and seeing how much plaque and tartar have accumulated along your gumline.

The Procedure

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The scaling and root planing treatment typically takes place over two separate appointments. During your first visit, our team of professionals will use uniquely designed gadgets that effectively remove tartar and plaque buildup from below your gumline. To ensure that no harmful substances are left, we’ll clean as far down as the depth of your gum pockets.

The second part of your treatment will be root planing. We’ll smooth out the roots of your teeth to allow them to reattach to your gum tissue. This will eliminate any small nooks and crannies of your mouth where harmful oral bacteria and toxins can accumulate.

Tips for a Speedy Recovery

With the proper dental hygiene routine and care, after your treatment, you can expect less redness, swelling, and bleeding. However, patients often notice some discomfort and symptoms for a few days afterward. The best way to combat these is to:

With the right preventive measures in place and thorough scaling and root planing treatment, our team should be able to boost your oral health and stop gum disease in its track. To find out if this procedure can help ease the effects of your condition, contact us today so we can examine your mouth.