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Blake Street Dental | Scaling & Root Planing in Denver

Blake Street Dental P.C.

Dr. Arnold Cullum B.Sc., D.D.S.

1732 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80202

(303) 814-2200

Scaling & Root Planing
Blake Street Dental in Denver CO

Gingivitis is a degenerative disease that left untreated, will cause significant tooth and gum deterioration.  Just the word gingivitis can strike panic in a patient’s mind. The reality is that the treatment is simple and performed right in your dentist’s office.

Plaque and tarter that build-up on your teeth allow bacteria to thrive and multiply. Early warning signs are if the gums become inflamed and bleed. The condition becomes more noticeable when you brush your teeth or when you eat. If left untreated, the condition will progress and the roots will need a planing. Early stages of gingivitis can be easily treated by scaling and polishing the teeth. The difference between scaling and root planing is simple. Scaling is the removal of tartar from the tooth surface, while root planing is the process of smoothening the root surfaces and removing the infected tooth structure.

As a non-surgical procedure, scaling and planing is performed without any anesthesia in your dentist’s office. While it is usually painless, advanced stages of gingivitis may make it necessary to numb the area for complete comfort. Deep scaling and root planing is usually broken down into one section of the mouth per appointment. This allows for adequate healing time and a more throughout examination of the problem areas.

Denver Dentist | Scaling & Root Planing. Arnold Cullum is a Denver Dentist.