Scaling and Root Planing Overview
Gum (periodontal) disease puts your teeth and overall oral health at risk when left untreated. Made Ya Smile in Cypress, TX, helps treat gum disease at any stage to prevent tooth loss or other future issues. If you have gingivitis that has progressed to periodontitis, a specialist from our team will recommend a treatment called scaling and root planing (SRP), a nonsurgical option that removes harmful plaque and tartar from the gumline. With this procedure, we can help your tooth roots reattach to the gums. The goal of this treatment is to eliminate any signs of infection and reduce the size of the periodontal pockets. If you have red, swollen, or bleeding gums, or if you are showing other signs of periodontitis, give our office a call to schedule your appointment and consultation to get treatment as soon as possible.
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Best Candidates for Scaling and Root Planing
Unfortunately, gum disease causes many issues for your teeth and gum tissues, including inflammation, swelling, redness of the gums, chronic bad breath, and bone loss. During your appointment at our Cypress, TX clinic, our expert practitioners will measure the gum pockets between your gums and teeth and take digital x-rays to determine the amount of damage. If the pockets measure more than 3mm, we highly recommend scaling and root planing to treat the disease. Made Ya Smile can perform this therapy to prevent gum disease from damaging your gums and teeth any further. This may also prevent the condition from becoming more advanced, which typically requires extensive surgery to fix.
What To Expect with Scaling and Root Planing
Made Ya Smile offers scaling and root planing in our state-of-the-art Cypress, TX practice. During the scaling and root planing treatment, we hope to keep you as comfortable and relaxed as possible, which is why we offer either a local anesthetic or a number of sedation services if you have anxiety about visiting the dentist. The procedure is completed with ultrasonic and specialized hand instruments that help us eliminate bacteria, tartar, and plaque gently from beneath the gums. When your tooth roots are completely smooth, we rinse out the areas and give you special instructions for taking care of your mouth at home moving forward. We may place localized antibiotics after your procedure to prevent bacteria from growing back. Depending on your condition, the treatment can be completed in just one simple visit at our practice.
Scaling and Root Planing Recovery
Scaling and root planing helps us minimize the size of your periodontal pockets to reduce the number of bacteria that tend to hide in those spaces, allowing us to prevent further damage to your teeth and gums. Made Ya Smile will review the importance of brushing and flossing your teeth daily and show you a few techniques for keeping plaque and bacteria away from your gums. After the procedure, patients tend to notice some tenderness in the gums or tooth sensitivity that should subside after a few days. Those who received anesthesia should not eat any food until the numb feeling has gone away completely. To keep your smile healthy in Cypress, TX and to help manage your condition, our practitioners may suggest regular visits to our practice every 3 – 4 months.
Scaling and Root Planing Insurance Coverage
Scaling and root planing may be covered partially or fully by a dental health insurance provider. The administrative staff at Made Ya Smile will contact your insurer to figure out what your benefits are and calculate any out-of-pocket costs before your treatment begins. We also offer low-interest financing in Cypress, TX through CareCredit® to help make this procedure more affordable so that it fits into your budget.
Scaling and Root Planing
Gum disease must be treated as soon as possible before it affects your gum tissue and bones. Made Ya Smile has an excellent reputation for treating periodontitis with nonsurgical options, such as scaling and root planing. We will help you preserve your smile and benefit your overall oral health. If you are showing signs of gum disease and want to learn more about scaling and root planing at our Cypress, TX clinic, give us a call today and schedule a consultation.