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Houston Root Scaling & Planing

Giving You the Treatment that You Need

If you have been diagnosed with gum disease, the first course of action is to undergo root scaling and planing. During this procedure, your Houston periodontist will use an ultrasonic scaling device that eliminates bacteria through the use of vibrations. The scaling device helps remove tartar, plaque, and biofilm from the surface of the tooth and near the gumline. After scaling, your periodontist will perform a root planing, which involves smoothing out rough areas near the tooth's root surface, helping to prevent future plaque buildup.

Common signs that you need scaling and root planning include:

  • Chronic bad breath
  • Red and swollen gums
  • Heavy tartar buildup
  • Painful and tender gums

Bellaire Periodontics has been helping countless Houston residents battle the onset of gum disease, and by scheduling an appointment, we can help you.

Contact us at (713) 255-8372 today.

Following the Root Scaling & Planing Procedure

During the procedure, your periodontist will administer a local anesthetic to keep your discomfort and pain to a minimum. Since the procedure aggressively removes tartar, plaque, and bacteria, your gums will feel sore and tender for a few hours or possibly days after the procedure. Our experienced Houston periodontist knows how to minimize your discomfort while providing an effective treatment plan. A follow-up visit will be scheduled in order to examine the effectiveness of the procedure and to ensure that the affected areas are healing well. During this visit, we will also determine if further treatment will be required to treat the disease, such as any surgical interventions.

Give Bellaire Periodontics a call at (713) 255-8372 to learn more about the process and to book your appointment.

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