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Root Planing in Eastwood

Woman with painful toothYour biyearly visits to Eastwood Dental Clinic and good oral hygiene habits ensure that your dental health stays in top shape. Sometimes, despite your best efforts, dental issues can strike. If it’s happened to you, know that you can get the top-notch attention you need without judgment from our skilled, gentle team.

What is root planing?

Root planing is a procedure that is appropriate for people with gum disease. Also called periodontal disease, it’s an inflammation of your gum tissue. If left untreated, it can affect all your teeth and the supporting bones.

How does gum disease form?

Gum disease usually takes some time to develop. It forms when gum tissue becomes inflamed, leading to pockets of space between the gum and the tooth root. This space is called a periodontal pocket, and its difficult-to-reach spot makes it an ideal place for bacteria to thrive. Along with scaling, root planing is an effective method of treatment for the more severe stages of gum disease.

What can I expect at the procedure?

We’ll start by gently removing the calculus and plaque on the surface of the tooth root and inside of the periodontal pocket. We pride ourselves on pain-free dentistry, so you’ll be properly numbed and won’t feel a thing. The procedure takes about 60-90 minutes to complete. You may be prescribed antibiotics, and we’ll advise you on mouthwash rinses and other home care.

Please note that mild discomfort in the first few days after treatment is normal. To maintain your oral health, good oral hygiene habits are essential.

How Can We Help?

To find out more about root planing in Eastwood and our many other services, contact our team today! We offer convenient Saturday appointments and are open late to stay flexible to your schedule.

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Eastwood Dental Clinic | Root Planing Eastwood | (02) 9874 5101