When a patient has periodontal disease, which is also called gum disease, Dr. Piero may recommend scaling and root planing in Holland, MI. This deep cleaning procedure will help restore the health of your gums. To schedule a visit with the best dentist in Holland, MI and for more information please contact.

Scaling and root planing is a very common and effective treatment for gum disease before the severity of the disease becomes too far gone. This is a deep cleaning treatment that includes two main steps:

  • Scaling: This is the removal of plaque and tartar (dental calculus) from the surface of the tooth.
  • Root Planing: This step involves cleaning the roots of the teeth, smoothing the root to remove bacterial toxins.

Ultimately the goal is to halt the progress of gum disease by removing tartar, plaque and bacteria. While most scaling and root planing treatments can be completed comfortably without anesthetic, our dentist is happy to offer anesthetic or other options to make you as comfortable as possible during your visit. Depending on your personal needs, the scaling and planing process may be split up into multiple appointments where our dentist addresses one section of the mouth at a time.

Scaling and root planing may be combined with other types of periodontal therapy, such as antibiotic treatment. For most patients, this process is enough to prevent further progression of the disease.To learn more about the benefits of scaling and root planing, or to explore other options for treatment, please do not hesitate to contact our office.