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Wichita, KS 67211-3099
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What are the Benefits of Scaling and Root Planing?

Posted on 7/25/2015 by Dr. Wagle
A woman receiving a scaling and root planing treatment.Scaling and root planing might seem scary - after all, the name itself sends shivers down many patients' spines. What does it mean? What are you going to do? These are often the questions we get asked.

We want you to know that the procedure is not nearly as bad as it sounds and in fact, it has many benefits that our patients do not realize until after talking to us. If you are unaware of the benefits, read on and gain a new perspective on what this procedure can do for you.

Prevent Oral Surgery

If you are suggested to have scaling and root planing done, chances are you have some form of gum disease in your mouth. Wouldn't you rather get rid of the disease now rather than waiting for it to get worse and require surgery?

Scaling and root planing is not surgery - it is just a deep cleaning that goes beneath your gum line. Yes, it is a little painful, but we ensure your comfort during the entire procedure. You will not feel uncomfortable during the procedure and afterwards we will discuss with you ways to stay comfortable until the pain subsides. Surgery, on the other hand, takes a lot of preparation, causes pain, and has a long recovery time; scaling and root planing pales in comparison.

Save your Teeth
This is an obvious benefit of scaling and root planing. If you let your gum disease continue untreated, you are putting your mouth at risk for tooth loss. Do you want to take that risk or deal with the inconvenience of scaling and root planing? You will be in our office for an hour or two to have the procedure done, yet you get to keep all of your teeth.

If you avoid the procedure and let the disease continue, you will not have to be in our office, but down the road you will likely lose some teeth and have to have other procedures completed, not to mention the embarrassment you will undergo as a result of missing teeth.

Prevent Heart Disease

Experts have linked heart disease and gum disease in many cases. Do you want to put yourself at risk for heart disease? This could mean that your life could need prematurely as a result of avoiding the simple scaling and root planing procedure.

If the tartar and plaque accumulate enough in your mouth, it will eventually pass through into your bloodstream and straight into your heart. As the plaque builds up enough, you could have a heart attack. This is a heart attack that could have been prevented with a simple, deep cleaning of your gums.

If you have avoided scaling and root planing, we encourage you to consider it today. It could literally save your life or at the very least, save you from more invasive procedures down the road. If you end up losing teeth because of gum disease, you will likely need a bone or tissue graft as well as dental implants to replace the missing teeth.

This means many months of invasive dental work that could have been prevented if you spent a few hours in our office getting your gums cleaned and then following our suggestions for proper oral hygiene following the procedure. With 4 cleanings a year and proper hygiene at home, you could prevent serious issues from occurring in your mouth and saving your teeth in the long run.

Please call our office today to schedule your scaling and root planing procedure! Our staff will take good care of you!

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