Scaling and Root Planing

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If you want to prevent gum disease scaling and root planing might be the right dental procedure for you.

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If you want to get your oral health on track and prevent gum disease, scaling and root planing might be the right dental procedure for you. Scaling and root planing involves removing the bacteria called plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums, as well as smoothing any rough spots on the roots of the teeth to prevent future buildup.

At our De Pere, WI, dental office, we use state-of-the-art equipment and a gentle touch to make sure our patients receive the best care possible. Don’t let gum disease ruin your smile — schedule an appointment with us today to learn more about scaling and root planing.

Our De Pere dentist is here to guide you through the process and ensure your comfort every step of the way. Call (920) 336-4201 to schedule a consultation.

What Is Scaling and Root Planing?

Scaling and root planing, also known as periodontal scaling, is a non-surgical procedure that removes plaque and tartar from below the gum line, where regular brushing and flossing can’t reach to treat gum disease. The procedure also smooths the root surfaces of the teeth, making it harder for bacteria to attach to the gums and teeth.

Scaling and root planing involves two main steps. The first step is tooth scaling, which involves removing plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth and below the gum line. This is done using special dental tools that are designed to gently remove the buildup of bacteria and other harmful substances.

The second step is root planing, which involves smoothing out the surfaces of the roots of your teeth. This helps prevent further buildup of bacteria and other harmful substances and can help promote the healing of your gums.

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Benefits of Scaling and Root Planing

Some of the benefits of scaling and root planing in De Pere include:

  • Help with bleeding gums and bad breath: Bleeding gums and bad breath can be signs of periodontal disease, a common condition that affects many people. Fortunately, scaling and root planing can help with this.
  • Prevent tooth loss: When left untreated, periodontal disease can cause the gums to recede, exposing the roots of the teeth and making them more susceptible to decay and infection. By removing the bacteria that cause periodontal disease, scaling and root planing can help keep your teeth healthy and strong.
  • Improve your overall health: Studies have shown that people with periodontal disease are more likely to have other health problems, such as heart disease and diabetes. By treating periodontal disease, you may be able to reduce your risk of these and other health issues.
  • Brighter, cleaner smile: Dental scaling removes plaque and tartar that, over time, causes teeth to appear yellow or dull. This gives your teeth a brighter and smoother appearance.

If you want to enjoy the benefits of scaling and root planing, schedule a consultation with Dr. Yenschensky today by calling (920) 336-4201 to see if this is the right dental procedure for you.

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Who Should Get Scaling and Root Planing?

Scaling and root planing is generally recommended for patients who have gum disease or are at risk of developing it. Signs of gum disease include red, swollen, or bleeding gums, as well as bad breath and receding gums. This procedure is particularly beneficial for patients with chronic periodontitis, a more advanced form of gum disease that goes beyond gingivitis, affecting many adults over the age of 30 in the United States.

Overall, if you’re experiencing symptoms of gum disease or have been told by your dentist that you have some buildup of plaque and tartar, dental scaling and root planing may be a good option for you.

You can contact our De Pere, WI, dental office to get a proper evaluation and determine the best course of treatment for your needs.

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The Scaling and Root Planing Process

Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical gum disease treatment designed to remove plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line and smooth out rough spots on the tooth roots.

Before the procedure begins, our dentist will numb the area with an anesthetic. This will help minimize any discomfort during the procedure. Then, he’ll use a special instrument called a scaler to carefully remove any plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth and the pockets between your teeth and gums. A dental hygienist may assist during this procedure, ensuring patient comfort and aiding in the removal process. After the plaque and tartar have been removed, Dr. Yenhchesky will use another instrument called a curette to smooth out any rough spots on the surface of your tooth roots. This will help prevent bacteria from accumulating in these areas in the future. To remove any debris or bacteria that may have been dislodged during the procedure, he’ll then flush the area with an antimicrobial rinse.

The entire scaling and root planing process can be done in one visit and typically takes between one and two hours, depending on the severity of your gum disease and the number of teeth that need to be treated. You may experience some mild discomfort or sensitivity after the procedure, but this should subside within a few days. As part of the aftercare regimen, Dr. Yenchesky may prescribe a mouth rinse to prevent infection and aid in healing, ensuring the maintenance of good dental care at home.

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Dr. Chad Yenchesky

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As the owner of Fox View Dental, Dr. Chad Yenchesky—or Dr. Chad, as he is more commonly known—brings the best in digital dentistry to Green Bay and Northeast Wisconsin.

Known for his passionate pursuit of implant, restorative, cosmetic and sedation dentistry, loved for his fun and colorful personality, and respected for his active leadership in the national dental continuing education community, Dr. Chad brings a refreshing blend of knowledge and charisma to the chair. Patients especially appreciate his down-to-earth demeanor, relentless …

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At our De Pere, WI, dental office, our team offers scaling and root planing for those looking to treat and prevent gum disease. If you’re wondering if you’ll be a good candidate, we’ll be happy to meet with you to discuss your goals and help you achieve them. 

Contact Dr. Yenschensky at our De Pere dental office at (920) 336-4201 and schedule your appointment today!

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