Scaling and Root Planing in Parker, CO

Stonegate Dental Care

Gum disease can be a serious condition if left untreated. If left untreated, infection or severe inflammation in the gums could spread into the teeth or the bone that supports the tooth roots. When gum disease becomes serious, it causes the gums to pull back from the tooth roots, leading to loose teeth and even tooth loss.

One of the most common and effective treatments is scaling and root planning, a deep-cleaning technique that removes the infection from beneath the gum line. This procedure reverses the effects of gum disease, allowing the gums to heal and returning your mouth to a healthy state.

Dr. Rentz can perform dental scaling using special tools, either manual tools, ultrasonic instruments, or a combination of the two. Sonic vibrations are used to remove the buildup of plaque, tartar, and biofilm from the tooth surfaces as well as under the gum line. In addition to this deep-cleaning method, the dentist performs root planning, which smooths out the surfaces of the tooth root. Uneven surfaces provide a safe haven for bacteria to build up, eventually forming a biofilm, plaque, and tartar. It is more difficult for bacteria to collect on smoother surfaces, so planning not only helps eliminate plaque and tartar that are already there but also helps prevent future buildup that can lead to a recurrence of gum disease.

Scaling and root planning treatment can take more than one visit. Dr. Rentz may choose to clean your mouth one-half or one-quarter at a time to ensure the most thorough treatment possible. This also allows part of your mouth to heal for a short time before the next section is cleaned, so you are more comfortable in the long term.

After your root planning and scaling treatment in Parker, be sure to take good care of your teeth and gums by brushing and flossing regularly and visiting Stonegate Dental Care about every six months. If you practice good dental hygiene after treatment for gum disease, your gums can recover completely, and you can avoid gum disease in the future.

See What Our Patients Are Saying

"My husband and I have been going to Stonegate dental for several years now. Dr. Rentz and his staff are excellent. I have been afraid of the dentist my whole life, so I never thought I’d like one, but Dr Rentz puts me at ease. I still have major anxiety about getting any dental work other than cleanings but at this office they explain everything before they do it, they stop if I need a break, and they are compassionate about my anxieties. I hope I never have to find another dentist!"

Bryanna M.

"I felt at home from the moment I walked in. I was greeted upon arrival by Deb. - i waited for about 5 mins before seeing Wendy, she took x-rays and coached me through a little of what to expect. Then came Dr. Rentz, he took a peak and gave me his professional opinion regarding the work I needed done and made recommendations, high priority to least. - Stacy and Deb worked through aquiring my gum measurements etc. and before I knew it the team had presented me with a full action plan, completely itemized in a way that was easy to understand. - Dr.Rentz and the Stonegate team provided me with truly exceptional service/care. Thanks everyone. :)"

Kadeem A.

"Always very welcoming and friendly staff. Thorough cleanings and helpful suggestions. I'm picky with dentists and would definitely recommend Stonegate Dental Care!"

Nicole A.

"Amazing office, great staff, and I felt very comfortable the entire time! Very quick too! Definitely my first choice dentist!"

Kristina B.

"Stonegate Dental Care is fantastic. The entire staff is friendly, informative, and efficient. Nice facility with TVs and music. I highly recommend."

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