Deep cleaning also known as Scaling and Root planning is a careful cleaning of the root surfaces to remove plaque and calculus [tartar] from deep periodontal pockets and to smooth the tooth root to remove bacterial toxins. Scaling and Root Planning is advised in those who have Gum disease. At Aegis Dental, Scaling and Root Planning is usually done in 1 to 4 visits, depends upon each individuals. Scaling and root planning is often followed by adjunctive therapy such as local delivery antimicrobials and host modulation, as needed on a case-by-case basis.
Many patients do not require any further active treatment after scaling and root planning if they are compliant; otherwise a specialist consultation is recommended. However, the majority of patients will require ongoing maintenance therapy to sustain health. Depending upon the improvement, Dr. Chandy recommends periodontal maintenance cleaning in 3 to 6 months interval. Call Aegis Dental at 972-492-6700.