Scaling and Root Planing in Wareham, MA

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When periodontal (gum) disease is found during the first stage, also called gingivitis, it might be addressed with professional teeth cleaning and enhanced oral health practices. However, if your dental problem progresses to the following stage, referred to as periodontitis, Dr. Fadi Zaknoun might recommend scaling and root planing (SRP) therapy. SRP is a popular periodontal disease option that removes plaque, tartar, and bacteria from under your gumline. Our experienced Wareham, MA dental professionals even out the outer portions of the tooth roots within periodontal pockets, utilizing excellent dental tools to carry out this treatment. SRP will offer a desirable atmosphere for your gumline and help reverse the advancement of gum disease. If you notice indications of periodontitis, set up an exam at Cape Cod Dental to learn more about scaling and root planing.

What Are the Benefits of Scaling and Root Planing?

At Cape Cod Dental in Wareham, MA, scaling and root planing is an essential oral treatment that not only combats periodontal disease but also promotes better dental health. The benefits include:

  • Directly addresses gum issues by taking off bacterial film and tartar
  • Reduces the threat of periodontal disease progression
  • Helps prevent tooth loss and bone decay
  • Takes off tartar and enhances the appearance of the enamel
  • Can help mitigate halitosis triggered by gum disease
  • Can help reduce tooth sensitivity to cold and hot items
  • Helps defend against periodontal challenges, like cardiac disease and diabetes

This gum disease solution at our Wareham, MA office is often done in varied areas of the mouth over 1 – 4 visits. Dr. Zaknoun may desensitize the area by using a mild anesthetic to ensure that you feel relaxed and calm. Sedation will also be available if you feel anxious when receiving dental treatment. Once you are ready to start, one of our hygienists will use an ultrasonic tooth scaler and hand tools to eliminate tartar and plaque from your periodontal pockets. Your tooth root surfaces will then be smoothed to lessen the areas where dangerous bacteria may gather. Locally delivered antibiotics may be administered into the gum pockets to elevate gum health and halt bacterial growth.

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Joanne always does a great job cleaning and she takes extra care to prevent any pain. Dr Zaknoun is the best. I've been to a lot of dentists and have lived in many states and he has excellent skills.

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Thanks to improvements in the oral industry, addressing and eliminating the concerns brought on by periodontal disease is possible. At Cape Cod Dental, our staff provides scaling and root planing to address periodontal disease and help prevent its worsening. Set up a gumline evaluation with Dr. Zaknoun at his Wareham, MA office, or ask our professionals for more information on scaling and root planing.

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Is scaling and root planing a one-time procedure, or might it require multiple visits?

Scaling and root planing is often performed in varied areas of the mouth and may require 1 to 4 visits. The number of visits will depend on your gums and teeth' specific needs and condition. Dr. Fadi Zaknoun and the dental professionals at Cape Cod Dental will evaluate your situation and create a treatment plan that addresses your unique oral health requirements.

Are sedation options available for scaling and root planing, and how can I learn more about them?

Yes, sedation options are available for scaling and root planing at our Wareham, MA dental clinic. If you feel anxious about receiving dental treatment, you can discuss sedation with one of our dental professionals during your consultation. They will provide detailed information about the available sedation methods to ensure you feel relaxed and comfortable during the procedure.

How can I best maintain my oral health after scaling and root planing?

Maintaining good oral health after scaling and root planing involves proper oral hygiene practices. Regular brushing, flossing, and routine dental check-ups are essential. Dr. Fadi Zaknoun and his team will provide personalized recommendations and guidance based on your specific situation to help you preserve the health of your gums and teeth.

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