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Seghers Family Dental | Scaling & Root Planing in Colleyville

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Scaling & Root Planing
 
Seghers Family Dental in Colleyville TX

Gingivitis is a generative disease that left untreated, will cause significant tooth and gum deterioration.  Just the word gingivitis can strike panic in a patient’s mind. The reality is that the treatment is simple and performed right in your dentist’s office.

Plaque and tarter that sits on the teeth provides an environment, which allows bacteria to thrive and multiply.  The bacteria cause the gums to become inflamed and bleed. The condition becomes more noticeable when you brush your teeth or sometimes when you eat. These are signs of the early stage of gingivitis. Gingivitis is easily treated by having the hygienist scaling and polishing the teeth.  If gingivitis is left untreated, the condition will progress and the roots will need a planing. The difference between scaling and root planing is simple. Scaling is the removal of the dental calculus from the tooth surface. Root planing is the process of smoothening the root surfaces and removing any calculus along the root. 

As a non-surgical procedure, scaling and root planing is performed in the dentist’s office. While the procedure is usually painless, advanced stages of gingivitis may make it necessary to numb the area for complete comfort. Deep scaling and root planing is usually broken down into one half of the mouth per appointment. This allows for adequate healing time, and reduces the time for each appointment.

 
 
 
Colleyville Dentist | Scaling & Root Planing. David Seghers is a Colleyville Dentist.