Doral Dental Specialty Center

Scaling and Root Planning (Surgery)

Scaling & Root Planing (Surgery)

Gum disease is caused by plaque bacteria. Plaque is constantly being formed on your teeth and requires proper cleaning. Else the bacteria can cause gum inflammation and the gums can pull away from the teeth, creating spaces known as pockets. Plaque can then form inside these pockets and brushing cannot remove them. If gum disease is not treated in time, it can cause tooth and bone loss. At Doral Dental Specialty Center, when we find deep pockets between our patient’s gums and teeth, our Periodontist in Doral, FL may consider scaling and root planing for treatment.

Chronic periodontitis, which is an advanced form of gum disease, affects over 47% of Americans above the age of 30. According to a study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association, scaling and root planing is effective in improving this condition. Our periodontist Dr. Martin Fernandez-Feo and his team have the experience, qualifications, and resources to provide you with effective periodontic treatment in our Doral facility.

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What is Scaling & Root Planing?

Scaling and root planing involves deep cleaning of gum tissues. This Periodontal Surgery in Doral, FL is performed by a qualified periodontist for removing the build-up of tartar or calculus around the gumline. It helps stop the progression of gum disease. Scaling alone is beneficial in removing built-up calculus. During root planing, our periodontist will carefully smooth out the tooth roots to prevent the re-building of plaque and calculus.

When Will You Need Scaling & Root Planing?

Our Periodontist in Doral, FL may require you to undergo this treatment if we notice the following signs of gum disease:

In patients having more advanced gum disease, their teeth may start feeling loose. This happens because of a loss of attachment. The teeth are no longer firmly rooted in their place.

What is Involved in this Periodontal Surgery in Doral, FL?

Scaling and root planing is a 2-step procedure and is often recommended for patients with mild to moderate gum disease.

  • Scaling involves deep cleaning and is the first phase of the procedure. Our periodontal team will use specific instruments for removing:
    • Bacteria
    • Tartar
    • Plaque
  • During the root planing procedure, we will use ultrasonic devices and instruments for removing the build-up of plaque and tartar from under the gum line and around the teeth’s roots. Our Periodontist in Doral, FL may also smooth out the roots to make it difficult for the bacteria to accumulate.

At Doral Dental Specialty Center, we provide comprehensive dental care focused on contributing to the quality of life. Our Doral office hosts multiple dental specialties, where you and your loved ones can receive complete dental treatments in one place. We provide care and treatment services to improve the cosmetic and functional aspects of your dental health.