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Scaling & Root Planing in Chicago | non-surgical periodontal therapy | gum disease, receding gums, tooth loss, bleeding gums, sore gums, sensitive gums

West Village Dental

Payam Zarei, DDS


Scaling & Root Planing

periodontitis is a degenerative disease that is the number one reason for tooth loss in adults. The best treament is prevention through regular checkups. sometimes due to a patients genetics, inability to upkeep their home care or if they have missed thier regular visits a more through cleaning of the teeth and gums are necessary. This is often refferd to as rooth scaling and planning or a deep cleaning. The reality is that the treatment is simple and performed right in your dentist’s 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 gingivitis. Gingivitis is easily treated by having the hygienist scaling and polishing the teeth.  If gingivitis is 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.

As a non-surgical procedure, scaling and planing is performed generaly in several visits, in the dentist’s office. While the procedure is usually painless, advanced stages of gingivitis 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 healing time, and reduces the time for each appointment.

Chicago Dentist. Dr. Payam Zarei provides Scaling & Root Planing, non-surgical periodontal therapy to patients suffering from gum disease, receding gums, tooth loss, bleeding gums, sore gums, sensitive gums in Ukranian Village, IL, Wicker Park, IL, Humboldt Park, IL, Bucktown, IL. Ukranian Village, IL Dentist providing Scaling & Root Planing in Chicago, Illinois.