Scaling and Root Planing in San Antonio, TX
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What Is Scaling and Root Planing?
Fortunately, if gum (periodontal) disease is diagnosed in the initial stage (also called gingivitis), it is typically addressed with a professional dental cleaning and enhanced oral hygiene routines. But if the dental issue develops into the next phase, referred to as periodontitis, our team might suggest scaling and root planing (SRP) therapy. SRP is a nonsurgical periodontal disease treatment that eliminates plaque, tartar, and harmful bacteria from beneath your gums. To conduct this procedure, our talented San Antonio, TX team will even out the outer portions of the tooth roots within periodontal pockets utilizing advanced dental tools. SRP will create a desirable environment for your gums and halt the advancement of gum disease. In the event that you show indications of gum disease, schedule an assessment at Leon Springs Dental Center to hear more information on scaling and root planing.
What Is the Treatment Process for Scaling and Root Planing?
Patients may be suitable candidates for SRP treatments when they have red or inflamed gums, foul breath, gum diminishment, or different signs of gum disease. At your exam, our team will measure the regions between your teeth from the gums. In cases where these areas are more than three millimeters deep and x-rays show that bone loss is present, we may recommend scaling and root planing. This periodontal disease therapy should minimize the depth of the gum pockets, which could allow you to care for your gums with more efficient techniques. Gum disease diagnosed in the periodontitis phase can commonly be taken care of with SRP treatments at Leon Springs Dental Center.
SRP therapy at our San Antonio, TX practice is often done in quadrants of the mouth over a period of 1 – 4 visits. To make sure that you feel relaxed and calm, our team could desensitize your mouth by utilizing a mild anesthetic. Sedation could also be available if you feel anxious when getting dental treatment. Once you are okay to begin, one of our hygienists will use an advanced dental scaler and handheld instruments to precisely eliminate tartar and bacteria from your periodontal gaps. The tooth root surfaces will then be evened out (planed) to lessen the regions where harmful bacteria may gather. Locally delivered antibiotics could also be administered down into the gum pockets to promote gum wellness and halt bacterial accumulation.
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Even though I am the dentist here, I have to give kudos to Erin my hygienist!! I have had many others clean my teeth over the years and she did the BEST job I have had in years! Thank you Erin for doing such a great job on all of my patients. :) Dr. Walker
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Can’t recommend Leon Springs Dental Center enough. From the second I called to make my appointment, they had my needs at the top of their list. From asking about traumatic previous dentist appointments, what makes me feel comfortable, etc. They blew me out of the water before I even walked in their doors. The staff there is SO polite, everyone is working with each other & all have beautiful smiles! Lisa, Sabrina, Dr. Martinez all continuously made sure I was okay & explained every single thing they were doing to me and then again if I needed. Thank you Leon Springs Dental for making me comfortable and confident.
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Stop the Progression of Gum Disease
With improvements in the oral field, it's easier to target and eliminate the problems caused by gum disease. At Leon Springs Dental Center, our team provides nonsurgical SRP treatments to target the periodontitis stage of periodontal disease and help prevent its spread. Contact us for a gumline evaluation with our team at our San Antonio, TX office or ask for more information on scaling and root planing.