Scaling and Root Planing in Indian Land

Scaling and Root Planing Near You

With quick, active care, gum disease (known as periodontitis or periodontal disease, too) can be effectively remedied. More specifically, dentists in Indian Land can help eliminate amalgamated bacteria and debris before more can gather, thereby preventing infection, inflammation, and loose teeth.

Come into Wellness Smiles Dentistry if you require gum disease treatment; Dr. Ajayi looks forward to meeting you and helping you get your oral health back on track.

scaling and root planing near you

Deep Cleaning Treatment

One of the most common treatments for early gum disease is a deep cleaning. This process involves thoroughly cleaning your smile to remove plaque and tartar deposits. Once tartar forms, only a trained dentist is able to remove it.

Deep cleaning in Indian Land is a straightforward process; the two stages involved are described below:

  • Scaling –First, our dentist near you will carefully eliminate all bacteria, plaque, and tartar from the surface of your teeth, between your teeth, and along your gum line.
  • Planing –Once the scaling is complete, Dr. Ajayi will gently but firmly smooth out your tooth roots. This encourages them to reattach to your gums and prevents pockets from forming.

You may be asked to return for a few sessions to ensure that all the plaque has been removed and your smile is healing. Depending on your needs, we can provide local anesthesia to keep you comfortable and free of pain while Dr. Ajayi tends to your smile. And, of course, if you have any questions or hesitations at any point in time, let us know right away. 

Aftercare Tips

It is normal to experience some sensitivity, even soreness, after the completion of your treatment. These symptoms will fade, so don’t worry. Take over-the-counter medicaments like Advil to manage discomfort, and rinse your mouth out very gently. Your Indian Land dentist may even provide a prescription mouthwash for you to use between visits. Good and consistent dental care will help your smile recover.

Book an Appointment

If you need to schedule an appointment for a scaling and root planing near you, call Wellness Smiles Dentistry at (803) 380-3416. Our staff will gladly help you book a time that suits your schedule.