Scaling and root planing 89103 is the process of cleaning between the teeth and gums, down to the roots of the teeth. This is carried out using special tools such as periodontal scalars and periodontal curettes. Your 89103 dentist will use a local anesthetic in the gum so that you will not feel any pain. The anesthetic will take a few hours to wear off, during which time the patient will encounter numbness around the mouth lips and gums. The team at Reflection Dental in Las Vegas believe that root planing and scaling is an excellent method for dealing with diseases of the gums at an early stage before they get chance to develop further.
Ultrasonic tools may also be used by your dentist at Reflection Dental Spring Valley, NV for scaling and root planing. These cause no discomfort like standard tools, but are not suitable in all circumstances. Whichever method is used, your expert dentist 89103 at Reflection Dental will do their best to ensure the process is as painless as possible.
Proper oral hygiene including regular brushing and flossing along with regular dental examinations at Reflection Dental 89103 should prevent gum diseases from occurring and therefore remove the need for scaling and root planing. Healthy gums are firm and pink, but failure to look after them properly can lead to the gums receding from the teeth, exposing the roots and making them susceptible to tartar and other hard mineral deposits. After scaling and root planing you should continue a regular brushing and flossing routine.