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Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and Root Planing

IMG_1704Scaling and Root Planing is a procedure that involves a thorough cleaning of the root surface in deeper periodontal pockets. This is usually performed with local anesthesia and most patients are pleasantly surprised that we are able to use newer anesthetic gels that do not require the need for a shot of novocaine. Patients generally experience much less discomfort after the procedure than they expected. We use Ozone to help enhance the benefits of scaling and root planing. Ozonated water is used in our ultrasonic instruments and ozone gas is used to help kill bacteria and stimulate healing under the gum.

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SDWC Patients Speak Out:

“Ginny does a great job, is very considerate, and most importantly…doesn’t hurt me. She remembers details of not only my medical history, but personal life as well. She is professional and accomplished. I would recommend her and Dr. Chris to friends and colleagues…..and have. Thank you Smile Dental for a great dental experience each time I see you.” Alan F.

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Scaling and Root Planing

Prophylaxis (Cleaning) <> Local Anesthesia <> Scaling and Root Planing <> Ozone Therapy <> Ultrasonic Scaling <> Patient Education / Prevention <> Live Plaque Analysis <> Laser Cavity Detector <> Xylitol Therapy <> pH Testing