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Root Planing

We offer deep cleaning services at our practice, including root planing. Root planing is the process of smoothing the root surfaces and removing the infected tooth structure. Root planing can help fight gingivitis, a generative disease which, if left untreated, will cause significant tooth and gum deterioration. Plaque and tartar on the teeth provide an environment in which bacteria thrive and multiply, resulting in inflamed and bleeding gums. At this early stage, gingivitis can be easily treated by a hygienist. If left untreated, the condition will progress and the roots will need to be planed.

Asa non-surgical procedure, root planing is performed without any anesthesia. While the procedure is usually painless, advanced stages of gingivitis may make it necessary to numb the area for complete comfort. Root planing is usually broken down into one section of the mouth per appointment. This allows for adequate healing time, and reduces the time for each appointment. Please call Leestown Dental Center and learn how you can achieve healthy gums for optimal oral health.