The Scaling and Root Planing Procedure

Tooth Loss Risk Increases

If you have gingivitis that is left untreated, you may need a scaling and root planing treatment to eradicate the infection spreading in your mouth. This procedure with Dr. Clare Macaulay can help to reduce periodontal pockets and works to restore your oral health.

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Treatment for Periodontal Disease in Valencia, CA

When you have an infection in the mouth and it is left untreated, bacteria can start to break down gum and bone tissue and this may eventually lead to tooth loss. There is no cure for periodontal disease at this time, but it can be managed effectively with periodontal therapy treatments like scaling and root planing. This procedure helps remove bacteria and tartar buildup, and prevents further irreversible bone loss associated with the advanced stages of gum disease.

Scaling and root planing is a nonsurgical procedure that Dr. Macaulay may recommend when diagnosing gum disease. The first stage of gum disease is gingivitis, and since this only affects the gum tissue, its effects are reversible. If it is left untreated, the problem can progress to periodontal disease which may damage bone and eventually lead to tooth loss. Many patients with gingivitis and periodontal disease experience bleeding and soreness of the gums when eating, brushing, and flossing.

The Scaling and Root Planing Procedure

This procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia and involves removing plaque and calculus using hand instruments and an ultrasonic tool. Your hygienist or Dr. Macaulay will use special instruments to clean the area below the gum line and also smooth out the rough surfaces of your teeth. A deep cleaning treatment like this will clear away tartar and plaque buildup, and help the gum tissue reattach to the tooth structure.

You need to take care of your oral health by brushing and flossing regularly, and by keeping your mouth as clean as possible between treatments. Healthy oral habits will reduce the risk of infection and also speed up the healing process. For more information about gingivitis treatment options and the scaling and root planing procedure in Valencia, CA, schedule your consultation with Dr. Macaulay today!

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Our practice is focused on providing Gum Recession Treatment, Cosmetic Dentistry, and many other treatments to enhance the oral health of our patients from Stevenson Ranch, Valencia and Santa Clarita.

We promise to provide you with on time exceptional care as we enhance the natural beauty of your smile.

Our Office

Clare Macaulay, DDS
28212 Kelly Johnson Pkwy, Suite #205
Valencia, CA  91355

New Patients: (661) 426-8272
Current Patients: (661) 259-­7272