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Smile Savers | Scaling & Root Planing in Chicago

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General Dentistry For The Entire Family

7017 W. Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL. 60638

Scaling & Root Planing
 

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 Dr. Mrozek's office.

Plaque and tarter that sits on the teeth provides a perfect environment for 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 more treatment. The difference between scaling and root planing is simple. Scaling is the removal of the dental tartar from the tooth surface and 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 Dr. Mrozek's office. While the procedure is usually painless, advanced stages of gingivitis may make it necessary to numb the area for complete comfort. Deep scaling and root planing is usually broken down into one section of the mouth per appointment. This allows for adequate healing time.

Smile Savers in Chicago IL
Smile Savers in Chicago IL
 
 
 
 
Chicago Dentist | Scaling & Root Planing. John Mrozek is a Chicago Dentist.