Scaling & Root Planing

The health of your gums is just as significant as the health of your teeth. If you notice any signs of gum disease, it is important to receive prompt dental care to prevent serious complications. At Citrus Smiles, Dr. Aurora and his qualified team offer scaling and root planing as non-invasive measures to restore gum health. With this treatment, we can remove plaque deposits and kill harmful bacteria to help you maintain supple, healthy gums.

Scaling & Root Planing

Identifying Early Signs of Gum Disease

Gum disease is a chronic condition that progresses gradually over time. There are multiple causes, but one common cause is poor oral hygiene. Lack of proper oral care can lead to thick plaque and tartar deposits around your teeth, causing gum inflammation. The early signs of gum disease include:

  • Redness or inflammation of the gums
  • Swelling in the gum tissues
  • Dull ache or tenderness
  • Gum recession
  • Gum pockets around teeth
  • Bad breath or foul taste 
  • Increased tooth sensitivity

If left untreated, these symptoms may worsen over time and may eventually cause bone loss and tooth loss. Our dental hygienist can help prevent these issues with scaling and root planing. With timely intervention, you can maintain the health of your gums and periodontal tissues. 

Questions About Scaling & Root Planing?

What To Expect From The Treatment Process

At the time of your consultation, our dentist will carry out an oral exam to detect the possible signs of gum disease. Patients with mild to moderate gum disease can benefit from scaling and root planing. These procedures are completely non-invasive and can help revert the progression of gum disease. 

Scaling involves the use of an ultrasonic device to remove plaque deposits above and below the gumline. As we gently glide the tip of the scaler along your gumline, it breaks down plaque deposits. Normally, the procedure is pain-free, but if you feel sensitivity, we will use an anesthetic gel to numb the area. 

The process of root planing is similar, except it focuses on cleaning and smoothing your tooth roots. Using a special instrument, we will carefully pull your gums away and glide the scaler tip along the roots to remove excess deposits. This treatment also kills bacteria beneath your gums, restoring your gum health.

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I had my first visit here recently and I highly recommend it! Everyone is so friendly and they explain everything from start to finish. Eman really helped me understand payment and treatment plan. So glad to have finally found a place after looking for someone new for YEARS!!!
~ Larissa Faulkner

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I had my first visit 10/27 Friday. I would first like to say that I was throughly impressed with the knowledgeable of the Dr and all his staff. They were so friendly & made me comfortable during my exam. Thank you all for being such great help. Sincerely Charlotte Johnson.
~ Charlotte

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I came in last week to have multiple tooth extractions. Dr.Kylie was amazing as well as the dental assistant. They were so patient and kind. They try their absolute best to make you comfortable and answer any questions you have. 10/10 recommend
~ Sydney Bong

Dave Oregon

Wylie Location

The Doctor and Staff who helped my son were exceptional. We had a dental emergency and they worked him in and were truly wonderful. At a time in need they really came through and were gentle and comforting. We couldn't of had a better experience!!.
~ Samwise

Dave Oregon

Wylie Location

I am very pleased with the overall care from Dr. and her staff. They are professional and educated me on what my procedure was going to be for the day and did an excellent job throughout the process. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~ Gale Wilson

Dave Oregon

Heath Location

Happy I found this provider! Beginning with the receptionist, the office is warm and inviting! My hygienist was personable, and I received such a great cleaning. The dentist was friendly and knowledgeable. Found the best place for my family’s dental care!
~ J E

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Heath Location

Post-Treatment Care

It is normal to experience slight sensitivity or discomfort after scaling and root planing. These symptoms typically fade away within 2 to 3 days as your gums begin to heal. It is better to avoid eating hot, spicy, hard, or crunchy foods during this period as they may cause gum irritation. 

We recommend brushing your teeth gently with a soft toothbrush. Avoid aggressive brushing because it can also cause gum bleeding and inflammation. To keep your gums healthy, schedule routine checkups and dental cleanings at our practice.

Schedule An Appointment

Don’t let gum disease ruin your beautiful smile and oral health. Our dental professionals can preserve your gum health with scaling and root planing. To book a consultation, call us today.

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