Key West Dental Scaling and Root Planing
At Keys Dental Specialists in Key West, FL, our staff of experienced professionals are here to help you combat periodontal disease. Dr. Guthrie and our dental hygienist can perform Scaling and Root Planing (SRP), which is a simple procedure used for the early stages of gum disease or gingivitis. SRP treatment removes built-up plaque and tartar from beneath your gumline using special tools, then smoothes away uneven surfaces in order to stop any future accumulation. If you’re worried about your gums’ health – find out more today about how an SRP at Keys Dental Specialists could be beneficial!
What to Expect When Undergoing Scaling and Root Planning Treatment
Scaling and root planing is a deep periodontal cleaning that can be carried out in our office with local anesthesia to numb the areas being treated. We may also recommend one of our sedation dentistry techniques if you feel stressed about having this procedure. Dental Hygienist will use a scaling instrument to clean out built-up plaque and tartar in your gum pockets. Dental Hygienist will then smooth or plane the outside of the tooth to reduce the number of areas where plaque and tartar can become trapped to prevent future buildup.