Scaling and Root Planing

Dental Work Olympia WALife expectancy has greatly increased over the last 100 years. Since we’re now living longer, we need our teeth to last longer too! Maintaining healthy teeth and gums is an important aspect of our overall well-being.

Periodontal disease is one of the biggest threats to your personal dental health. This disease is an infection of the gums and surrounding bone supporting the teeth. Certain factors can increase the chance of periodontal disease, including genetics, hormonal changes, crooked teeth, smoking, diabetes, and most commonly, poor oral hygiene habits.

Thankfully, we offer our patients a deep cleaning, commonly referred to as scaling and root planing, to aid in the treatment of periodontal disease. At your appointment, Dr. Merchant and his team will perform a detailed periodontal exam, including checking and measuring your pocket depths. If your pockets are deep, bleed easily, or have debris that has solidified onto the sides of your teeth, scaling and root planing may be recommended.

Periodontal disease is a very serious condition. If left untreated, you could experience bone loss and, sadly, even the loss of your teeth! Having a scaling and root planing treatment performed helps by thoroughly cleaning the teeth and surrounding areas, allowing the tissue to become healthy again.

Scaling and root planing is performed in-office by our highly experienced dental hygienists. Our hygienists have many years of experience treating periodontal disease so you can be confident you’re in good hands! In addition, the anesthetic will be used to ensure you are comfortable through the entire procedure.

Schedule an appointment with us today for your dental work in Olympia, WA, including the treatment of periodontal disease!

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