Before suggesting a scaling and root planing treatment, your dentist will complete a thorough oral exam. Your dentist will also take X-rays to help in diagnosing the cause of your oral health issue.
To complete the procedure, your dentist will apply antibiotics to your gum pockets to soothe them. You’ll return to our office for a follow-up appointment where we’ll check to see how your gums are healing. Patients who still have gum pockets that measure 3 mm or more might need additional treatments.