Angell Family Dentistry | Scaling & Root Planing in Columbia Heights

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423 40th Ave NE
Columbia Heights, MN 55421

(763) 788-2215

Scaling & Root Planing
 
Angell Family Dentistry in Columbia Heights MN

Gingivitis is a generative disease that left untreated, will cause significant tooth and gum deterioration.  Just the word gingivitis can strike panic in a patient’s mind. The reality is that the treatment is simple and performed right in our dentist office.

Plaque and tarter that sits on the teeth provides an environment, which allows bacteria to thrive and multiply.  The bacteria cause the gums to become inflamed and bleed. The condition becomes more noticeable when you brush your teeth or sometimes when you eat. These are signs of the early stage of gingivitis. Gingivitis is easily treated by having the hygienist scale and polish the teeth.  If gingivitis is left untreated, the condition will progress and the roots will need a planing. The difference between scaling and root planing is simple. Scaling is the removal of the dental tartar from the tooth surface Root planing is the process of smoothening the root surfaces and removing the infected tooth structure.

As a non-surgical procedure, scaling and planing is performed without any anesthesia, in the office. While the procedure is usually painless, advanced stages of gingivitis may make it necessary to numb the area for complete comfort. 

 
 
 
Columbia Heights Dentist | Scaling & Root Planing. Steve Angell is a Columbia Heights Dentist.