Pope Dentistry in Bloomington & Peoria, IL

Scaling & Root Planing in Bloomington & Peoria, IL

Keep your mouth healthy with periodontal cleanings at Pope Dentistry. By keeping your gum tissue clean, Dr. Joseph Pope can prevent further spreading of gum disease and even prevent tooth decay. Schedule a scaling and root planing in Illinois by calling (309) 662-3307 in Bloomington or (309) 688-7007 in Peoria and find out how our dentist can take care of your smile today!

Scaling and root planing are some of the most common and effective treatments recommended for gum disease before it becomes severe. This deep-cleaning treatment includes two main steps: 

  • Scaling: In scaling, we remove plaque and tartar (dental calculus) from the tooth surface.
  • Root Planing: This step involves cleaning the roots of the teeth and smoothing them to remove bacterial toxins.

The goals of scaling and root planing are to remove bacteria, plaque, and tartar and to halt the progress of the disease. While some scaling and root planing treatments can be completed comfortably without an anesthetic, our dentist can offer several anesthetics and other comfort options to make certain that you feel at ease during your treatment. The scaling and root planing treatment may be split up into several appointments, in which we treat one section of the mouth at each appointment.

Scaling and root planing may be combined with other types of periodontal therapy, such as antibiotic treatment. For most patients, scaling and root planing is enough to prevent periodontal disease from progressing further. For more information about the benefits of scaling and root planing and to learn more about the other types of periodontal treatment we offer, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

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