Alexis Road Family Dental

4640 West Alexis Road, Suite #200

Toledo, Ohio 43623

419.471.1208

proudly serving the Toledo, Ohio area

Alexis Road Family Dentistry

Amber Leer, D.D.S.

Scaling and Root Planing - Dental Treatments

Amber Leer, D.D.S. serving the Toledo, Ohio area

 

 

Scaling and Root Planing

Some cases of acute periodontal (gum) disease that do not respond to more conventional treatment and self-care such as flossing may require a special kind of cleaning called scaling and root planing.

 

The procedure begins with administration of a local anesthetic to reduce any discomfort. Then, a small instrument called a "scaler," or an ultrasonic cleaner, is used to clean beneath your gum line to remove plaque and tartar.

 

The root surfaces on the tooth are then planed and smoothed. If effective, scaling and root planing helps the gums reattach themselves to the tooth structure.  Additional measures may be needed if the periodontal pockets persist after scaling and root planing.

 

 

For more information on scaling and root planing in the Toledo, Ohio area call Amber Leer, D.D.S. at 419-471-1208.