Scaling & Root Planing

Patients suffering from periodontal disease need to get the right kind of treatment with the right dental professionals. At Valley Dental Group, our prosthodontist and team understand this and can help you get the treatments you need. Dr. George Eifler performs scaling and root planing treatments in Phoenix, Arizona, at our state-of-the-art dental office to help you achieve a healthier smile. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment for this treatment, call our office at 602-956-2260.

Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical procedure used to treat periodontal disease. The process involves the removal of tartar and bacteria from the teeth and roots. Scaling and root planing is important because it can help to reverse the damage caused by periodontal disease. By removing tartar and bacteria, the inflammation and gum recession can be reduced. This can help to improve your oral health overall.

During the procedure, our prosthodontist or dental hygienist will use special instruments to remove tartar and bacteria from your teeth and roots. The procedure can be done using manual instruments or with an ultrasonic scaling device. Ultrasonic scaling is generally more effective at removing tartar and plaque, but it can also be more expensive. This process may be done over multiple visits, depending on the severity of your periodontal disease. In some cases, the gum tissue may be irritated after the procedure. If this occurs, it is usually temporary and will resolve itself within a few days.

After the procedure, it is important to brush and floss regularly and to see our prosthodontist for regular checkups. Be sure to schedule your scaling and root planing treatment today if you have periodontal disease. We can help change the direction of your oral health and get you back on track toward your best smile.