Scaling & Root Planing

Scaling Dubuque

A deep clean for your gums

If you are one of millions of Americans suffering from gum disease, you should seek treatment immediately. The sooner we treat your gum disease, the better chance you have of saving your teeth and underlying jawbone, as well as your overall systemic health.

What is scaling & root planing?

Scaling and root planing can be a highly effective gum disease treatment when the disease is diagnosed in its early stage. With the help of a local anesthetic and a few high precision tools, Dr. Fili will go in and remove any and all plaque and tartar build-up both above and below the gum line. The gums and roots of your teeth will be cleaned, smoothed, and sterilized to promote reattachment of the gums to the teeth and reduce the depth of any pockets caused by the disease.

What are the benefits?

There are many benefits to treating your gum disease with scaling and root planing therapy, including:

  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • No cutting or sutures
  • Gets rid of & prevents further infection
  • Reduces pocket depth
  • Promotes reattachment of gums to teeth
  • Prevents tooth & bone loss
  • Reduces risk of systemic health complications

Cleaning & maintenance

In order to maximize your results and ensure your gum disease remains under control, it’s important to maintain a strict oral hygiene routine at home, and come see us at Dubuque Periodontics for regular periodontal maintenance cleanings.

Give us a call!

Take control of your gum disease before it progresses. If you have any questions about scaling and root planing, want to learn more about gum disease, or would like to schedule an appointment with your Dubuque periodontist – Dr. James Fili at Dubuque Periodontics – give us a call today at (563) 538-1003.

Existing Patients call 563-557-7569
New Patients call 563-538-1003

Office Hours

Monday 8:00 - 4:00
Wednesday 8:00 - 5:00
Thursday 8:00 - 5:00

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