Scaling and Root Planning

Scaling and Root Planning are used to remove tartar from teeth. It is also known as dental prophylaxis, and it can be done for any teeth with visible plaque or tartar build-up on them. Sunlake Dental Care in Newmarket is an expert in performing this procedure.

Dental scaling and root planning

The process involves the dentist using tools such as scraping and rinsing to clean your teeth of this build-up. This service is offered beside an oral examination when it’s requested by patient or recommended by dentist and there’s usually extra charges associated with it.

How is scaling and root planning done?

The process usually takes about 30 minutes to clean all your teeth. The dentist or hygienist should let you know if any discomfort occurred during the procedure.

The procedure is intended to keep your teeth and gums healthy by keeping them free of plaque and tartar, which can lead to tooth decay.

The dentist may also use this time to check for other problems such as cavities or gum disease. These things need to be treated right away before they become too serious.

It is done by the dentist or hygienist using scaling tools or ultrasonic tools to scrape off tartar. The area is then rinsed with water to remove any traces of tartar scraped off. Your gums may also be stretched to get a better look at hard-to-reach places.

The procedure is usually performed on patients who have not had the procedure recently or whose dentist or hygienist has recommended it. You should ask for this service if you are concerned about tartar build-up on your teeth.

Your dentist may recommend scaling and root planning as a follow up to your regular cleaning or if they find tartar build-up while examining your teeth.

What are the Advantages

The procedure is ideally performed on patients with gum disease or cavities. These conditions can lead to more severe issues like inflammation in the gums, loss of teeth, or heart disease if not treated right away.

It is usually done by Sunlake Dental Care in Newmarket as a preventative procedure to keep tartar build-up from getting out of hand or causing health problems. Over time, the procedure can also help reverse some effects of gum disease if caught early.

After Care Tips

The dental procedure may cause your teeth to be slightly sensitive for a short time after the procedure. Use toothpaste with fluoride for sensitivity, or rinse your mouth with cool water to alleviate any discomfort. You can also try using an over-the-counter pain medicine like acetaminophen if you have pain that won’t go away.

Keep your regular dental appointments to maintain a healthy smile. Your dentist may also prescribe a special toothpaste or mouth rinse that guards against tartar build-up and protects the teeth from stains.

What is the Risks of the Procedure?

It is a fairly routine procedure that doesn’t have many risks. In rare cases, some individuals may have had bad reactions to the anesthetic or experienced nerve damage from the scraping tools, but these instances are very rare.

In general, it is a very safe procedure for most people who need it. There is risk of infection during or after the process if good hygiene practices are not followed.

The dentist may prescribe antibiotics before or after the procedure to prevent infections. Many people have the process done as a preventative measure, so they don’t have any complications.

Contact the dental clinic for solutions

The dental procedure is done to remove tartar build-up, plaque, or other issues on teeth. The procedure can also be performed as a follow up to regular cleaning or if any problems are found during the check-up. Before having this procedure, you may need to take antibiotics or opt for numbing cream over injection anesthetic.

The dentists at Sunlake Dental Care in Newmarket offer a variety of dental services, including Root Planning and Scaling.

The dental clinic is conveniently located near Hwy 404 and Mulock Drive in Newmarket. They also provide all patients with thorough after care instructions to avoid infection or discomfort after the procedure.


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