Scaling & Root Planing

Thoroughly cleans your mouth to encourage proper healing


 

Scaling & Root Planing

Thoroughly cleans your mouth to encourage proper healing


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One of the first treatments Dr. Jonathan Thomas may recommend if you have periodontal disease is scaling and root planing. Scaling and root planing thoroughly cleans your mouth, removing plaque, tartar, and harmful bacteria to encourage proper healing. Call us today at 808-879-1944 to learn more about scaling and root planing in Kihei, Hawaii, and to make your appointment with our skilled dentist!

Scaling and root planing is one of the most common and effective treatments recommended for gum disease before it becomes severe. This is a deep cleaning treatment that includes two main steps:

  • Scaling: In scaling, we remove plaque and tartar (dental calculus) from the tooth surface.
  • Root Planing: This step involves cleaning the roots of the teeth, smoothing the root to remove bacterial toxins.

The goals of scaling and root planing are to remove bacteria, plaque, and tartar, and to halt the progress of the disease. While most scaling and root planing treatments can be completed comfortably without an anesthetic, our dentist can offer several anesthetic and other comfort options to make certain that you feel at ease during your treatment. The scaling and root planing treatment may be split up into several appointments, in which we treat one section of the mouth at each appointment.

Scaling and root planing may be combined with other types of periodontal therapy, such as antibiotic treatment. For most patients, scaling and root planing is enough to prevent periodontal disease from progressing further. For more information about the benefits of scaling and root planing, and to learn more about the other types of periodontal treatment we offer, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

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Tuesday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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808-879-1944
1280 S. Kihei Rd Suite 209
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