DeSoto, TX Dentist, Lantern Dental, 412 E. Pleasant Run Rd DeSoto, TX 75115
Monday: 9AM-5PM | Tuesday: 9AM-5PM | Wednesday: 9AM-5PM | Thursday: 10AM-5PM | Friday: 9AM-1PM | Saturday: Closed | Sunday: Closed

Dallas, TX Dentist Lantern Dental, 3616 S. Lancaster Rd, Dallas, TX 75216
Monday: 9AM-5PM | Tuesday: 11AM-6PM | Wednesday: 9AM-5PM | Thursday: 9AM-5PM | Friday: Closed | Saturday: 9AM-4PM | Sunday: Closed

Scaling and Root Planing

Some cases of acute periodontal (gum) disease that do not respond to more conventional treatment and self-care such as flossing may require a special kind of cleaning called scaling and root planing.

The procedure begins with administration of a local anesthetic to reduce any discomfort. Then, a small instrument called a "scaler," or an ultrasonic cleaner, is used to clean beneath your gum line to remove plaque and tartar.

The root surfaces on the tooth are then planed and smoothed. If effective, scaling and root planing helps the gums reattach themselves to the tooth structure.  Additional measures may be needed if the periodontal pockets persist after scaling and root planing.

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Lantern Dental

DeSoto, TX Dentist

412 E Pleasant Run Rd

Desoto, TX 75115-3936

972-274-9300

Dallas, TX Dentist

3616 S. Lancaster Rd

Dallas, TX 75216

214-374-7100