Scaling & Root Planing - Nashville, TN

Non-Surgical Gum Disease Treatment:
Scaling and Root Planing 

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Restore Oral Health

Treating gum disease can be challenging but we have some effective treatment options available to get gum disease under control. If you have mild gum disease, our doctors may recommend scaling and root planing therapy as part of your treatment plan. This minimally invasive treatment involves removing plaque, calculus and tartar buildup around the root of the tooth and polishing the teeth smooth. It is compared to a deep cleaning. The result is healthy gums and a healthier-looking smile.


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Benefits of Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing can be an affordable and effective way to eliminate gum disease-causing bacteria before the infection progresses to the advanced stages. We can perform it under local anesthesia so you will barely feel any discomfort or pain. Key benefits of this procedure include:

  • In-office treatment
  • Performed with local anesthesia, if needed
  • Minimally-invasive treatment
  • Targets infection at the source
  • Polishes and cleans the teeth
  • Restores healthy gums
  • No surgery or sutures
  • Minimal bleeding or discomfort
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Other Gum Disease Treatment Options

Treating gum disease as soon as we detect it is critical to your oral health and overall well-being. Since this is a progressive disease, you may not notice serious symptoms until you reach the advanced stages. In addition to the scaling and root planing procedure for gum disease, we offer laser gum disease treatment at our practice. Laser treatment may be necessary for more advanced cases and is another minimally-invasive alternative to traditional gum surgery.

Get the Patient-Centered Care You Deserve

If you think you have gum disease or have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, make sure you are getting the patient-centered care you deserve by a team of specialists. Schedule your consultation at Periodontal and Implant Associates of Middle Tennessee today.