(847) 516-1100

412 Crystal Street, Cary, IL 60013

Thomas J. Skleba, DDS

Sarah S. Brewer, DMD

Periodontal Scaling & Root Planing

Root Planing

Keeping the roots of your teeth healthy is extremely important, even if you can't readily see them. When patients suffer from gingivitis and other gum problems, root planing can often be the best solution. The process removes etiologic agents from the teeth, such as plaque and tartar. Despite the fact the procedure cleans the roots of the teeth, it is a non-surgical procedure with no downtime to effectively treat gingivitis and periodontal disease.

Why Is Root Planing Necessary

Root planing can be used as a preventive or a standalone treatment. Some of the reasons you may need this treatment include:

What Does It Involve?

First, the dentist will take x-rays and complete a thorough examination. Depending on the depth of cleaning required, a local anesthetic may be used.

After treatment, gum pockets may be treated with antibiotics and a follow-up will ensure the pockets are healing properly.