Scaling & Root Planing - Essential Care for Gum Health

Scaling & Root Planing at Jenkins Dental is a deep cleaning procedure designed to treat and prevent gum disease. It involves removing plaque and tartar from above and below the gumline, and smoothing the roots of the teeth.

Scaling & Root Planing

What Is Scaling & Root Planing and Why Is It Needed?

Scaling & Root Planing is recommended for patients with signs of gum disease, such as bleeding gums, inflammation, and pockets forming between the teeth and gums. This treatment can help prevent the progression of gum disease.

What Does the Scaling & Root Planing Procedure Involve?

The procedure involves two parts: scaling, where plaque and tartar are removed from the tooth surfaces and root planing, where the roots are smoothed to encourage the gums to reattach to the teeth.

Who Should Undergo Scaling & Root Planing?

It's particularly beneficial for patients experiencing early stages of gum disease or those with chronic gum disease as part of their ongoing maintenance.

How to Care for Your Teeth and Gums After the Procedure?

Post-treatment care includes regular brushing and flossing, using an antiseptic mouthwash, and attending regular dental check-ups and cleanings.

Enhance Your Gum Health with Scaling & Root Planing

Concerned about gum disease? Book an appointment at Jenkins Dental for a comprehensive evaluation and treatment.