Scaling & Root Planning

family dentistry

fight gum disease and improve your oral health

One of the first treatments that Dr. Richard Lam may recommend after you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease is scaling and root planing. Scaling and root planing removes plaque and tartar from your mouth to encourage proper healing, and may be used as a stand-alone treatment or in conjunction with another therapy, such as Arestin®. To schedule an appointment with our skilled dentist and learn more about scaling and root planing in Stafford, Texas, please call Refine Dentistry at (281) 969-3933.
Scaling & Root Planning

what to expect

The goals of scaling and root planing are to remove bacteria, plaque, and tartar, and to halt the progress of the disease. While most scaling and root planing treatments can be completed comfortably without anesthetic, our dentist is happy to offer anesthetic and other comfort options to make certain that you feel at ease during your treatment. The scaling and root planing treatment may be split up into several appointments, in which we treat one section of the mouth at each appointment.

Scaling and root planing may be combined with other types of periodontal therapy, such as antibiotic treatment. For most patients, scaling and root planing is enough to prevent periodontal disease from progressing further. For more information about the benefits of scaling and root planing, and to learn more about the other types of periodontal treatment we offer, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

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