Dr. Sutinder S. Kohli, BDS, MS, FAGD  -  464 S. Ridgewood Ave  -  Daytona Beach, Florida  -  (386) 255-8866

Gentle Dental of Daytona

Scaling & Root Planing

Scaling & Root Planing daytona beach Scaling and root planing, otherwise known as deep cleaning, is the process of removing or eliminating the dental plaque, which cause inflammation

Plaque accumulation tends to be thickest along the gum line. Because of the proximity of this area to the gum tissue, the bacterial plaque begin to irritate and infect the gums. This infection of the gum causes inflammation known as gingivitis, which means inflammation gums. Gingivitis is characterized by swelling, redness and bleeding gums. It is the first step in the decline of periodontal health, and the only step which can be fully reversed to restore one's oral health. Left untreated, chronic inflammation of the gums and supporting tissue can raise a person's risk of heart disease

Treatment may include several steps. Generally, the first step is the removal of dental plaque from the tooth, a procedure called scaling. Root planing involves scaling the tooth’s root. These procedures may be referred to as scaling and root planing, periodontal cleaning, or deep cleaning. These names all refer to the same procedure