Dr. Adam Schneider, Dr. Katie Staub and Dr. Ekpa Eyoma are dedicated to providing comprehensive care, including specialized treatments like scaling and root planing to help stop the progression of gum disease. This is a deep cleaning procedure that goes beyond the usual surface cleaning to address the root causes of gum disease and restore gum health.
Scaling and root planing is often recommended for patients who have signs of gum disease, such as swollen, bleeding gums or pockets forming between the teeth and gums. This non-surgical procedure involves carefully removing plaque and tartar buildup from below the gumline (scaling) and smoothing out the tooth roots (root planing). This process helps gums reattach firmly to the teeth and reduces the risk of further gum disease progression.
When you come to Schneider Family Dentistry for scaling and root planing, our experienced dentists and team will ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. We often use local anesthesia to numb the area, ensuring a pain-free experience. During this treatment, we will meticulously remove harmful bacteria and deposits from your teeth and roots, promoting a healthier smile.
After we are finished, we will provide you with aftercare instructions and tips for maintaining good oral hygiene at home. We may also schedule follow-up visits to monitor your healing and make sure your gums are returning to a healthy state.
If you are experiencing symptoms of gum disease, do not wait to seek treatment. Call or text us today at 240-654-3555 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Schneider, Dr. Staub or Dr. Eyoma and learn more scaling and root planing in Gaithersburg, Maryland.