Scaling and Root Planing

Do you have gum discoloration or bleeding when you brush or floss? These symptoms may be signs of gum disease, but we are here to help you. Hart Dental Group in Upper Arlington and Grandview is here to help with comprehensive, effective scaling and root planing.

What Is Scaling and Root Planing?

Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical procedure that involves removing plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth, including the roots below your gumline. This process helps to smooth out any rough spots on your teeth’s roots, making it more challenging for bacteria to cling to your teeth and gums. We can also use this procedure to remove any bacteria that are already present, providing your gum tissue with the protection it needs. 

Does Scaling and Root Planing Hurt?

We understand that the idea of a dental procedure can be concerning, but you can rest assured that scaling and root planing at Hart Dental Group is a comfortable experience. We use local anesthesia to numb the areas we treat, so you won’t feel any pain. You may feel some slight pressure, but you should not feel any discomfort. 

After the procedure, you may experience some sensitivity, but this will fade quickly. We will provide detailed aftercare instructions to ensure you are as comfortable as possible.

When Do I Need Scaling and Root Planing?

If you have gum inflammation, such as gingivitis, Dr. Hart may recommend scaling and root planing as a treatment option. Gum disease can quickly worsen if left untreated, so it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible. 

Our goal is to prevent any gingivitis and periodontitis from worsening while reversing the damage that could already be present. If we believe this is an effective treatment option for you, we will discuss it with you during your visit. 

How To Protect Your Teeth Against Gum Disease

Preventing gum disease starts with a good oral hygiene routine. Brush your teeth twice daily, floss at least once daily, and avoid smoking. Limit your intake of sugary and acidic foods and drinks, and maintain regular dental cleanings and checkups. 

At Hart Dental Group, we can help you develop a personalized plan to protect your teeth and gums against gum disease. We provide comprehensive services, flexible scheduling, and a comfortable environment. We leverage the latest dental technology and techniques to provide you with the dental care you deserve. Dr. Hart customizes your treatment plan just for you, so rely on us for all your oral healthcare needs. 

Call Hart Dental Group To Schedule an Appointment

If you’re experiencing any signs of gum disease or looking for preventative dental treatment, contact Hart Dental Group today. Dr. Hart can provide the care and treatment you need to keep your teeth and gums healthy. We’re located in Upper Arlington and Grandview, making us a convenient choice for your dental needs. Do not delay your dental care, as it is easier for us to address oral health issues sooner rather than later. Schedule an appointment today by calling (614) 486-1123.

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