Ultrasonic Scaling and Root Planing

Regular professional cleanings are an important part of your routine dental care. For example, keeping your smile healthy requires attending a dental checkup and cleaning at least once every six months, in addition to cleaning your teeth and gums at home every day. For some patients, however, the cleaning they require goes deeper than usual, especially if they show signs of gingivitis (early gum disease). Scaling and root planing, often known as deep cleaning, is a more comprehensive treatment than traditional dental cleaning, and is designed to help eliminate plaque and tartar buildup underneath your gums.

What Is Scaling & Root Planing?

Traditional dental cleaning involves cleaning the visible parts, or crowns, of your teeth to remove all traces of plaque and tartar, which are products of oral bacteria. Deep cleaning is similar, but describes the process of cleaning the roots of your teeth, underneath your gum tissues. When this accumulation occurs, it can lead to an infection in your gums known as gingivitis – the earliest stage of progressive gum disease. Performing deep cleaning as soon as possible can remove the source of infection within your gums, allowing them to heal and reducing your risks of experiencing more severe gum disease.

What Are the Benefits of Ultrasonic Technology?

At our office, we utilize advanced technology to help make a wide range of treatments more comfortable and convenient. For patients who need scaling and root planing, that often includes the use of advanced ultrasonic technology to make cleaning their teeth roots a more comfortable process. The technology utilizes specially calibrated ultrasonic waves to gently break up the deposits of plaque and tartar that have developed on your teeth roots. Compared to more traditional methods, this can help minimize discomfort and improve your chances of avoiding serious gum disease.

Fight Back Against Gingivitis

Ultrasonic scaling and root planing allows us to treat your gingivitis more comfortably and successfully. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Cain and our team, call Healthy Smiles in Gary, IN or Portage, IN today at 219-938-2637, or email our office at info@healthysmilesnwi.com. We proudly serve all of Northwest Indiana and surrounding areas.