Scaling and Root Planing in Canton, GA

Scaling andRoot Planing

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About Scaling and Root Planing Canton, GA

At MINT dentistry in Canton, GA, we make it our mission to ensure that all of our patients end up with the treatments and procedures they desire so that they can have healthy and sexy smiles. Ideally, we try to help you stay one step ahead of dental problems by recommending regular checkups and dental cleanings, but if you develop symptoms of gum disease, your normal cleaning twice a year might need extra help. MINT dentistry uses modern equipment and techniques to address the progression of periodontal disease through SRP or scaling and root planing treatment. SRP is a simple option done by one of our MINT dentistry practitioners to clean out plaque and tartar that have accumulated under the gumline or within gum pockets. This treatment works to help control a periodontal infection, heal the gum tissues, and increase your gum health. If you have signs of gum disease, make an appointment for an exam and consultation at our state-of-the-art practice in Canton, GA. Regardless of the condition of your mouth and gums, our team of MINT dentists can help you get sexy teeth with professional, personalized care.

Do I Need Scaling and Root Planing?

The jawbone starts to deteriorate and the gum tissues pull away from the teeth once the disease-causing bacteria reside within the tartar and plaque deposits, causing the periodontitis stage of gum disease. During your annual examination, our skilled MINT practitioners will assess your periodontal pockets and capture dental radiographs to visualize the level of the bone tissue surrounding your teeth. If the pockets are greater than three millimeters and we can detect bone deterioration on your radiographs, scaling and root planing treatment may be the recommended treatment option. Some of the early symptoms of periodontal disease are often chronic bad breath, tooth mobility, and tender, inflamed gums that bleed, look red, or are pulling away from the teeth. When gum disease is diagnosed in the earliest stage, SRP can manage the condition, but if gum disease has developed into later stages (advanced periodontitis), you might need a different procedure to improve your oral health.

What Does Scaling and Root Planing Involve?

The deep dental cleaning known as scaling and root planing can be completed in our Canton, GA practice with a small amount of local anesthesia. We will also give you other dental sedation options to help you with stress or anxiety. At the start of your appointment, you'll relax in a massage treatment chair. After selecting your choice of music and putting on a pair of our Beats headphones, you will be given our signature MINT sunglasses to help you feel at ease. When you've been prepped, one of our skilled dental hygienists will utilize hand and ultrasonic instruments to scale the buildup under your gumline. We will then meticulously smooth or plane the surfaces of the teeth. Creating a smooth, healthy surface helps the gumline to reattach to the tooth surfaces and reduces the locations where plaque and tartar can thrive.

SRP Therapy Aftercare Instructions

Temporary numbness is noticeable following your scaling and root planing procedure. It is also normal to notice tenderness in your gum tissues and tooth sensitivity for a day or two. Our MINT dentistry team will provide you with post-treatment directions on how to care for your mouth during the healing phase. It is important to follow a good oral care routine at home each day, including proper brushing and flossing, to keep your smile clean and healthy. Our Canton, GA practitioners might suggest a periodontal maintenance plan to help deter periodontitis and prevent active gum problems from flaring up. Typically occurring every 3 – 4 months, these visits replace twice-yearly cleanings and allow our practitioners to watch the health of your gums and jawbone.

The MINT Commitment

Your dental insurance company should partially pay for your scaling and root planing treatment. If you have dental insurance, our financial coordinator will reach out to your carrier to determine your coverage and personal costs. For patients who don't have dental insurance, MINT dentistry in Canton, GA is devoted to helping you afford your dental procedures by taking many different methods of payment, including low-interest financing, which we can tell you about in your initial consultation. Ask us about the MINT Discount Plan and how it can help you fit the treatments you need, like scaling and root planing, into your budget.

Superior Oral Health

An infection in your gums can possibly affect your health and stop you from having the great smile you want. When gum disease is detected before it's too far advanced, it can usually be addressed with SRP therapy. Please contact MINT dentistry in Canton, GA to schedule your dental exam and consultation. Our team of dental health professionals will work to restore your gums and help you get a smile that's radiant and healthy.

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