Scaling and Root Planing in Seattle, WA

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About Scaling and Root Planing

In cases where periodontal (gum) disease is identified during the initial phase (commonly called gingivitis), it may be corrected with a professional dental cleaning and enhanced oral health practices. However, when the gum condition progresses to the subsequent phase, referred to as periodontitis, Dr. Hal Kussick could perform scaling and root planing (SRP) treatments. SRP is an effective gum disease solution that removes plaque, tartar, and harmful bacteria from behind your gums. To carry out this therapy, our highly trained Seattle, WA dental professionals even out the outsides of the tooth roots within periodontal pockets utilizing specially designed dental instruments. SRP will offer a desirable environment for your gumline and undo the advancement of gum disease. If you have indications of periodontitis, schedule an appointment at [email protected] to learn more about scaling and root planing.

What to expect with SRP

Throughout 1 – 4 appointments, we complete your SRP treatments in several sessions. We will focus on one side of your mouth, then schedule the next appointment. To help you stay relaxed, Dr. Kussick will numb the area with a general anesthetic. We also offer sedation dentistry for patients with dental anxieties. Once ready, our team will use an advanced tooth scaler and handheld tools to precisely eradicate tartar and bacteria from inside your gum pockets. Next, we smooth the tooth root surfaces to minimize the regions where disease-causing bacteria might gather. We can topically deliver antibiotics deep into the gum pockets to improve dental wellness and slow down bacterial growth.

Stop the Progression of Gum Disease

With advancements in the dental care field, it's easier to address and stop the complications caused by gum disease. At [email protected], our team performs noninvasive scaling and root planing to treat the final stages of gum disease and help halt its worsening. Schedule a gum evaluation with Dr. Kussick at his Seattle, WA office or ask our staff for more information on SRP.

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