Deep Cleaning (Scaling and Root Planning)

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The scaling and root planning in dentistry is considered as deep cleaning procedure. Periodontal disease is not a simple medical issue that can be easily neglected for long time. The patients may lose the teeth frequently if gum disease is not diagnosed and treated properly. In dentistry there are numerous kinds of significant treatments available. It is needless to say that surgery is the ultimate solution for severe periodontal conditions, but sometimes deep cleaning or scaling and root planning can be suitable as non-surgical procedure.

Benefits of Deep Cleaning:

As oral hygiene is a very essential concern, brushing and flossing plays crucial role to remove foods residues from mouth. But sometimes these are not sufficient to withstand bacteria formation. So it has some significant benefits for keeping the overall health of tooth fine and fit. Lets have a look on the benefits of deep cleaning.

  • Ideal for first stage of periodontal disease
  • Removes bacteria
  • Scaling protects the teeth from plaque and tartar which are responsible for decay
  • Root planning clean base of the gum

Instruments for Deep Cleaning:

Deep cleaning consists of two kinds of crucial procedures i.e scaling and planning. To remove the plaque, tartar, calculus and hard substances from the teeth scaling is highly required. But root planning has another role for smoothing and removing the infected tooth. With advanced technology, dentists and expert dental clinics use two kinds of instruments to treat gum disease.

  • Ultrasonic Scaler
  • Scrapping Tool

Between two instruments ultrasonic scaler is more popular than scrapping tool. There are sufficient causes behind this popularity. The ultrasonic scaler or sonic scaler is an electronic device so patients prefer this device for avoiding pain. Scrapping tool creates some irritations which makes patients irritated and uncomfortable.


Authored By Dr.C.M.Bejoy Mony, M.D.S.

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