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I was nervous as usual to see a dentist, especially a new one. But once I entered Melissa Dental I literally became all smiles! I was instantly greeted warmly and then treated royally! I’d recommend to more than just a friend… Check em out!
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ROOT SCALING AND PLANING IN MELISSA, TX

If you have been diagnosed with gum disease, the first course of action is to undergo root scaling and planing. During this procedure, your Melissa, TX periodontist will use an ultrasonic scaling device that eliminates bacteria through the use of vibrations. The scaling device helps remove tartar, plaque, and biofilm from the surface of the tooth and near the gumline. After scaling, your periodontist will perform a root planing, which involves smoothing out rough areas near the tooth’s root surface, helping to prevent future plaque buildup.

ROOT SCALING AND PLANING IN MELISSA, TX

WHAT DO THE PROCEDURES ENTAIL?

Our experienced dentists will only perform scaling and root planing after a thorough examination of the mouth, which may include taking x-rays and visually examining the mouth. Depending on the condition of the gums, the amount of tartar present, the depth of the pockets, and the progression of periodontitis, Dr. Allen and team may recommend scaling and root planing. In some cases, a local anesthesia may be used during the procedure.

BENEFITS OF TREATMENT

If treatment is successful, scaling and planing may have many periodontal benefits. One is that it can help prevent disease. Research has proven that bacteria from periodontal infections can travel through the blood stream and affect other areas of the body, sometimes causing heart and respiratory diseases. Scaling and root planing remove bacteria that cause these conditions.

Another benefit of treatment is protecting teeth against tooth loss. When gum pockets exceed 3mm in depth, the risk for periodontal disease increases. As pockets deepen, more bacteria are able to colonize, eventually causing a chronic inflammatory response by the body to destroy gingival and bone tissue. This leads to tooth loss.

Finally, scaling and root planing may make the mouth more aesthetically pleasing, and should reduce bad breath caused from food particles and bacteria in the oral cavity. Superficial stains on the teeth will be removed during scaling and planing, adding an extra bonus to the procedures.

BENIFIT ROOT SCALING AND PLANING IN MELISSA, TX
Great first experience! I went to Melissa Dental & Orthodontics upon a referral from a friend. When I called to make an appointment for a broken tooth, I was pleased to find that they could see me the same day. I arrived and was warmly welcomed by the young ladies at the front desk. Dr. Allen was friendly, confidence instilling. He explained the X-ray images and the process needed to extract the tooth. I felt very comfortable with the entire staff and beautiful facility.
Debbie Conrad

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