Our team at Family Dental of Lincoln offers deep dental cleanings, also known as scaling and root planing, to help treat and prevent gum disease. This treatment can help to halt the progress of the disease and improve your oral health. For more information on deep cleanings in Chicago, Illinois, we welcome you to contact our office at 773-561-5106 and schedule a consultation with our experienced dentists.
Deep dental cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing, is a dental procedure that involves cleaning your teeth below the gumline. This is usually done when you have gum disease or when we determine that you have a buildup of tartar or calculus that cannot be removed with regular brushing and flossing.
During your procedure, we will use special instruments to remove the buildup of tartar and plaque from your teeth and tooth root surfaces. Our dentists will then smooth out any rough areas on the root surfaces to help prevent future buildup of plaque and tartar.
Scaling and root planing is usually done over several appointments and may require local anesthesia to make you more comfortable during the procedure. You may experience some increased tooth and gum sensitivity for several days following treatment, but this should subside after a few days.
Gum disease can lead to tooth loss and other serious dental and overall health problems if untreated, making deep cleanings crucial to regaining your oral health. If you are diagnosed with gum disease, or even if you believe you may have developed this condition, please speak with our dentists. We will be happy to evaluate your oral health and determine if scaling and root planing is needed.
For more information and to schedule your consultation, give us a call today!