Scaling & Root Planing

Our dedicated dentists, Dr. Drew Hoekwater and Dr. Jamie Hoekwater, prioritize the prevention and treatment of gum disease to maintain optimal oral health for our patients. Scaling and root planing, also known as deep cleaning, is a specialized periodontal therapy designed to combat and manage gum disease.

Understanding Scaling and Root Planing

Gum disease, if left untreated, can lead to the formation of pockets between the teeth and gums, fostering bacterial growth and causing inflammation. Scaling and root planing involve the thorough removal of plaque and tartar from the tooth surfaces, including below the gumline. The procedure is crucial for eliminating bacteria and promoting the healing of gum tissues.

The Procedure at Hoekwater Family Dentistry

During scaling, our skilled team utilizes ultrasonic and manual instruments to remove plaque and calculus from the tooth surfaces. Root planing involves smoothing the tooth roots to discourage the accumulation of bacteria. These steps create a clean and healthy environment for the gums to reattach to the teeth.

Benefits of Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing not only arrest the progression of gum disease but also contribute to the prevention of tooth loss and other systemic health issues associated with untreated periodontal conditions.

For personalized periodontal care, schedule a consultation at Hoekwater Family Dentistry by calling 616-455-7370. Trust our team for comprehensive scaling and root planing in Wyoming, Michigan.