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Frequently Asked Questions About Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing

Periodontal scaling and root planing is a common procedure performed for patients diagnosed with periodontal disease. We at Gentle Dentistry of Newnan PC are professionals who can assist with this and other services.

What is periodontal scaling and root planing?

Periodontal scaling and root planing improve gum health in patients diagnosed with periodontal disease, also known as periodontitis. This procedure removes plaque and calculus from the teeth below the gum line to reduce infection and inflammation and allows for the healing of gum tissues.

What is involved in periodontal scaling and root planing?

We will use unique and precision instruments to gently remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria from beneath the gums. The procedure is performed to ensure patient comfort, often with local anesthesia or sedation, depending on one’s level of anxiety or pain tolerance. Plaque and tartar are removed from the natural teeth and gums, as well as from the roots of the teeth. It is a more invasive dental treatment than a typical teeth cleaning but helps to prevent new bacteria from developing in these areas to control the infection.

How often must I get a periodontal scaling/root planing procedure done?

After initial recovery from the first scaling and root planing procedure, our team will advise you as to how often you should have this performed to achieve the best possible results and get the condition under control. We will then advise you about how to take good care of your smile from here on with proper home health habits such as brushing and flossing. We may also recommend specific toothpaste and mouthwashes as extra steps toward a healthier smile!

Whom can I contact for treatment?

If you have been advised that you may benefit from scaling and root planing for gum disease treatment by our team at Gentle Dentistry of Newnan PC, it is time to make your appointment for your procedure.

Call (470) 686-6667 to request a visit at our office in Newnan, GA. We are here to help you with your oral health needs, providing a range of general, cosmetic, and restorative dental services.

Dr. Ria Sahara

Dr. Ria Sahara is dedicated to providing the highest quality dental care. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science and a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Dr. Sahara completed an Advanced Education General Dentistry Residency at the University of North Carolina, where she acquired the most recent dental methodology and techniques, focusing on comprehensive care planning.

Dr. Sahara is licensed to practice in Georgia after passing the North Eastern Regional Boards. She has been in the field since 2007. Dr. Sahara is a member of the American Dental Association, the Georgia Dental Association, the North Georgia Dental Society, and the TLOD APC Atlanta Peachtree Chapter, which is recognized for giving back to the community and is particularly proud of its mentorship program.

Dr. Sahara eagerly anticipates helping you with all your oral needs with gentle care while ensuring your trust is always in excellent hands, regardless of what you require!

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