Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical procedure designed to treat gum disease by thoroughly cleaning the pockets around teeth and smoothing the tooth roots. Dr. Anil Dwivedi along with our proficient team, are experts in performing this essential treatment, aiming to halt the progression of periodontal disease and restore gum health. This deep cleaning technique goes beyond the scope of a regular dental cleaning, targeting the buildup of plaque and tartar beneath the gum line, which are the primary causes of gum disease.

The procedure begins with scaling, where special tools are used to meticulously remove plaque and tartar from below the gum line. Following scaling, root planing is performed to smooth out the roots of your teeth, helping the gums reattach and reducing the risk of future plaque accumulation. Local anesthesia may be applied to ensure comfort during the treatment, making the process virtually painless.

Benefits of scaling and root planing include:

  • Effective removal of harmful bacteria and plaque buildup
  • Reduction in gum inflammation and bleeding
  • Prevention of tooth loss by addressing the underlying cause of gum disease
  • Improvement in overall oral health and breath freshness

If you are experiencing signs of gum disease such as swollen, bleeding gums or bad breath, scaling and root planing in Vienna, Virginia, could be the vital step needed to regain your oral health. We are dedicated to providing gentle, yet effective treatments, focusing on your comfort and well-being. Contact us today at 703-734-1080 to schedule a consultation with our dentist and learn more about how this procedure can halt the progression of gum disease and help you maintain a healthy, vibrant smile.

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