Pleasant Smile Dental Care | Scaling & Root Planing in Marysville

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Scaling & Root Planing

Pleasant Smile Dental Care in Marysville WA

Periodontitis is a generative disease that left untreated, will cause significant tooth and gum deterioration.  The reality is that the treatment is simple and easily performed right in our office.

Plaque and tarter that sits on the teeth provides an environment, which allows bacteria to thrive and multiply.  The bacteria cause the gums to become inflamed and bleed. The condition becomes more noticeable when you brush your teeth or sometimes when you eat. These are signs of the early stage of Periodontitis.  If left untreated, the condition will progress and the roots will need a planing. The difference between scaling and root planing is simple. Scaling is the removal of the dental tartar from the tooth surface Root planing is the process of smoothening the root surfaces and removing the infected tooth structure. 


While the procedure is usually painless, advanced stages of Periodontitis may make it necessary to numb the area for complete comfort. Deep scaling and root planing is usually broken down into one section of the mouth per appointment. This allows for adequate cleaning time for each quadrant.

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