Tooth Scaling and Root Planing
Advanced gum disease sometime requires the dentist to clean below the gum line to remove stubborn, crusty deposits called tartar or calculus, and to remove damage near the tooth root. This is done to prevent further damage and restore and stabilize the tooth.
For some patients, a local anesthetic is administered to the affected area. Then, a small scaling instrument and/or ultrasonic cleaning device are used to remove the deposits.
After cleaning, the root may need to be smoothed, or planed, to restore it as much as possible to its original shape. Planing also allows your gum tissue to better attach itself and heal properly.
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Conservative Dentistry in Pasadena
At H. ROBERT STENDER DDS, Inc., we are dedicated to creating healthy smiles and healthy families. We are also committed to providing safe and comfortable dental experiences to all of our patients.
Our conservative approach will ensure that your dental work mimics the natural tooth as closely as possible. We utilize carefully selected materials and the latest science, technology, and techniques for longer-lasting dentistry.
Why is our team so committed to preventive dentistry and continuing education? Because we respect YOU, the patient! We are always up-to-date with the latest ways to keep your smile safe and healthy.
About H. Robert Stender DDS, Inc.
H. Robert Stender DDS, Inc. offers affordable cosmetic and laser dentistry and gentle, compassionate general dental care in Pasadena, CA. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At H. Robert Stender DDS, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures, complete dental reconstruction and TMJ/Headache management. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover affordable up-to-date dentistry and a team who truly cares at H. Robert Stender DDS.