Dr's. Zerbe and Richey
Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
880 Cass St, Suite 104, Monterey, CA 93940
• 3 minute read
Maintaining healthy gums is an essential aspect of overall oral health. It can be easy to overlook the health of your gums, focusing primarily on your teeth. However, gum health plays a crucial role in maintaining a strong foundation for your teeth and promoting your overall well-being. One of the most effective treatments for gum health is a procedure known as scaling and root planing. In this article, we’ll explore what scaling and root planing entails and the significant benefits it offers to gum health.
Scaling and root planing, also known as a deep cleaning, is a non-surgical procedure performed by a dental professional, often a periodontist. It involves the thorough removal of plaque and tartar deposits from the surfaces of your teeth and below the gumline. This process helps to eliminate bacteria that contribute to gum disease.
Following scaling and root planing, it’s essential to maintain a rigorous oral hygiene routine. This includes regular brushing, flossing, and using an antimicrobial mouthwash as recommended by our dental professional. Routine dental check-ups are also necessary to monitor your gum health and address any concerns promptly.
Scaling and root planing is a powerful tool in the fight against gum disease. By addressing the root causes of gum inflammation and infection, this procedure offers numerous benefits for your oral health. If you suspect you may have gum disease or have been advised to undergo scaling and root planing, don’t hesitate to consult with your dental professional. Investing in the long-term health of your gums is an investment in the overall well-being of your smile.
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