Scaling & Root Planing

At Crosslake Dental Center P.A., we are dedicated to preserving your oral health, focusing on the foundation — your gums. Scaling and root planing is a specialized deep cleaning treatment we offer to combat gum disease and restore the health of your gums, ensuring the longevity and strength of your teeth.

Understanding Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical procedure aimed at treating gum disease, especially in its early stages. This treatment involves:

  • Scaling: Removing plaque and tartar from above and below the gumline
  • Root Planing: Smoothing out the roots of your teeth to help your gums reattach firmly

This process is crucial for stopping the progression of gum disease, which, if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss and other serious health issues.

Your Treatment Experience

During your scaling and root planing treatment, you can expect:

  • Thorough Assessment: We evaluate the condition of your gums and the extent of tartar buildup.
  • Gentle Cleaning Process: Our skilled dental team will meticulously remove plaque and tartar, ensuring your comfort throughout the procedure.
  • Root Smoothing: We carefully smooth the tooth roots to encourage healthy gum reattachment.
  • Personalized Aftercare: We provide detailed care instructions and schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your healing and progress.

Benefits of Scaling and Root Planing

  • Effectively halts the progression of gum disease
  • Reduces gum inflammation and bleeding
  • Helps prevent tooth loss
  • Improves overall oral hygiene and freshens breath

Take Action for Your Gum Health

If you are experiencing symptoms of gum disease, such as bleeding or swollen gums, do not hesitate to seek treatment. Contact us at 218-692-4849 to schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Kiersten Masello. Our scaling and root planing services in Crosslake, Minnesota, are here to restore and maintain the health of your gums, setting the foundation for a healthy smile.