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Terry L. Frost DDS | Scaling & Root Planing in Bethel


Scaling & Root Planing
Terry L. Frost DDS in Bethel OH

Gingivitis is a degenerative disease that left untreated, can cause significant tooth and gum deterioration. 
Plaque and tartar 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. 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 to periodontitis 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 smoothing the root surfaces and removing the infected tooth structure. 
Deep scaling or scaling below the gums and root planing is usually broken down into one side of the mouth per appointment. The areas being treated are usually anesthetized prior to treatment. This allows for a thorough cleaning of the teeth with no discomfort to the patient.

Bethel Dentist | Scaling & Root Planing. Terry Frost is a Bethel Dentist.