Scaling & Root Planing in Chandler, AZ

Plaque bacteria, acids and certain foods all contribute to the development of gum disease. Fortunately, two common methods exist to reverse the disease — dental scaling and root planing.

Dental scaling occurs with manual hand instruments, ultrasonic instruments or both. The dentist will start the procedure with a thorough examination of your mouth. Next, an ultrasonic scaling device will be used to get rid of the plaque bacteria with sonic vibrations. The ultrasonic scaling device removes tartar, plaque and biofilm from the tooth surface and underneath the gum line. A manual instrument may be used next to remove the remainder.

Root planing involves detailed scaling of the root surface to decrease inflammation of the gum tissue. The dentist scales the root surface to smooth out rough target areas, eliminating plaque and biofilm development.

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Otteson Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, a leading dental care practice in Chandler, Arizona. We understand the importance of good dental hygiene and oral care and are committed to providing you the best care in a fun, pleasant environment. We thank you for your interest in our services and the trust you have placed in us.

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