Our professional staff understands the importance of healthy teeth and gums and how essential they are to your overall health. Admire Dental in Haltom City, TX offers periodontal treatments for patients who are suffering from gum disease.

What is Scaling and Root Planing?

When tartar and plaque accumulate on your teeth, bacteria can grow and settle around the gums. Scaling and root planing leaves the teeth clean and smooth so that bacteria cannot stick to them. This particular procedure treats symptoms of early gum disease and prevents gingivitis from advancing to periodontitis.

What is the first step?

At Admire Dental, before a scaling or root planing procedure, the dentist will perform a visual examination of the inside of your mouth followed by a full set of X-rays. The condition of the gums, the amount of tartar present and the complexity of the pockets will determine whether a scaling or root planing treatment will be needed. Scaling and root planing are periodontal procedures that remove plaque and tartar from the root surfaces and deep pockets to eliminate bacteria from the surface of the tooth. While these treatments can be a way to combat bacterial infection in the mouth, they are not meant to treat advanced gum disease.

How is Scaling done?

Scaling is traditionally performed using a hand-held scraping instrument that removes plaque and calculus from below the gum line. At our Haltom City office, the doctor uses state-of-the-art scaling tools for a more relaxed and efficient process; however, sometimes the doctor may need to use a combination of ultrasonic and manual tools to completely remove all the plaque and achieve the best results.

How is Root Planing done?

Root Planing is used to sand down the tooth’s surface below the gum line. Any rough spots on the tooth are a high-risk area for bacteria to grow. Root planing works to remove these spots before they cause any serious damage. At the start of your treatment, a local anesthetic is used to numb the gums and the roots of your teeth. Once the anesthetic takes effect, the doctor will remove any plaque, tartar and bacteria from the root surfaces and deep periodontal pockets. The entire procedure is relatively short with little to no discomfort experienced by our patients.

If you think you may have gingivitis or an early stage of periodontal disease, call our office at Admire Dental at (682) 350-9832 to schedule an appointment.

Our Happy Patients

"Really great staff!!! I walked in with pain and left feeling so much better. They took x-rays with my little girl safely in the next room where I could hear her watching TV. Then the doctor came in and gave me a treatment plan, which includes me seeing an oral surgeon and overdue cleaning. The staff is so KNOWLEDGEABLE and FRIENDLY they all get an A++ from me. I definitely recommend going there for dental care."

Charmaine G. Charmaine G.

"My experience at Admire Dental was great ! I had some fillings and a cleaning. My teeth haven't been this white in in awhile as for my feelings there were painless. My dentist and the dental assistant were soo kind and very professional. Overall had a Great experience and I'm happy I choose them."

Tiffany R. Tiffany R.

"My boyfriend needed emergency dental care due to an unfortunate cricket accident. Via 1800 dentist, Amire Dental not knowing the full extent of his dental needs, was able and willing to see him as a new patient within 1 hour of our call on a Saturday afternoon when most dentist offices were closed. The staff and dentist were sympathetic and made him feel at ease immediately. The office was pleasant and clean. Each room had a tv that included Netflix and an array of viewing options for the patients. Overall it was a wonderful experience and Admire Dental is now his official dentist."

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