Gingivitis (the first stage of gum disease) is started when bacteria, plaque, and acid build up where the teeth and gums meet (the gum pockets), which leads to gum inflammation, bleeding, chronic halitosis, a receding gumline, and more problems. The first procedure to deal with the first stage of gum disease is scaling and root planing (also known as SRP), which brings back the health of the mouth by deep cleaning beneath the gumline, then evening the tooth enamel to limit future deposits. After one or several scaling and root planing procedures at DentalWorks - Brookfield Square in Brookfield, WI by our dentists, the gums and teeth are often cured and the patient's concerns will begin to clear up.
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For the scaling and root planing procedure, our dentists will apply local anesthesia on the needed areas. Sedation may be added to the anesthesia to help the patient keep calm and relaxed during the procedure. To get to all sections of the gum pockets and scrap off the plaque and tartar deposits, our dentists will use a manual scaling tool or an ultrasonic cleaning instrument. As soon as the gum pocket is thoroughly cleaned, our dentists will decrease the areas where plaque and tartar can become trapped by planing (smoothing) the surface of the tooth. After the procedure, the gums will begin to heal and reattach correctly to the tooth root. A few patients may have more than one treatment to get their best results.
After the scaling and root planing treatment is finished, patients sometimes experience some inflammation and/or bleeding of the gums for several days. To keep the mouth clean at home after the scaling and root planing procedure, patients should ask about proper techniques for brushing and flossing their teeth so they can follow the best home care routine. Patients should also be sure to schedule dental exams every year at DentalWorks - Brookfield Square or as advised by our dentists. Our dentists will often schedule a check up appointment several months after the procedure to assess the patient's condition.
Since scaling and root planing is most often a medically required treatment for gingivitis, standard dental insurance companies will cover part of all of the cost of the procedure. DentalWorks - Brookfield Square will call the patient's insurance company to compute their precise coverage and out-of-pocket expenses. Patients can also inquire about payment options and financing plans in their consultation with our dentists.
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To stop more serious levels of gum disease, scaling and root planing at DentalWorks - Brookfield Square in Brookfield, WI is an efficient, nonsurgical treatment that can help to heal symptoms like bleeding gums, bad breath, loose teeth, and gum recession. Scaling and root planing by our dentists take your oral health back on track and lets you an attractive, healthy smile.