Scaling and Root Planing

Deep Cleanings

At DC Dental Spa our patient’s oral hygiene is our main priority! If you are in need of a deep teeth cleaning please contact our Washington DC dental office to schedule an appointment. We also offer a multitude of other general, cosmetic and restorative treatments for our patients in need. If you are having a dental emergency please contact our emergency hotline for more immediate care.

Scaling & Root Planing aka Deep Cleaning

Otherwise known as a "deep cleaning," scaling and root planing is a procedure required for patients with chronic periodontitis, a disease of the gum and bones.

What Is Periodontitis?

Chronic periodontitis occurs when there is a significant amount of bacteria, plaque and calculus build-up beneath the gums causing the bones to resorb away potentially leading to the loss of teeth. Periodontitis is directly correlated to poor systemic health such as heart disease and diabetes.

What Will Happen At My Appointment?

Scaling and root planing treatments typically requires anywhere from 3-5 visits with each visit focusing on a certain region of the mouth. Once the periodontitis, the bones and gum heal and stabilize, stopping the bone loss process.

Contact Our Washington, DC practice today to speak to a specialist!

If you are suffering from periodontitis or in need of a deep cleaning please contact our office today to schedule a consultation with one of our specialists.

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