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Dr. David A. Mugford
Dr. Tassos Sfondouris
1660 Village Green
Crofton, MD 21114


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How to Tell if Scaling and Root Planing Would Help Your Oral Health
Posted on 10/10/2018 by Front Desk
Scaling and root planing are used on patients that have gum disease to prevent harmful bacteria from destroying the bone and tissue that surrounds their teeth. Scaling is the process of removing plaque and tartar from underneath the gum line, while root planing removes some of the surface of the tooth to make it smoother. Bacteria attaches itself to teeth and caused plaque that, if left untreated, can cause gingivitis, gum disease and periodontal disease. This will eventually lead to tooth decay or tooth loss. Can Scaling and Root Planing Damage the Teeth?If you have ever had scaling or root planing performed on your teeth before, you know that it sounds as if someone is drilling a hole in your mouth. However, our certified hygienists are certified in the use of the tool that performs the procedure and it is safe for the enamel and surface of your teeth. Why Do Scaling and Root Planing?The main reason you want to do scaling and root planing is to protect your gums from periodontal disease. Once bacteria get below the gumline, plaque can grow in pockets that only our hygienist can clean. You will get an anesthetic to numb the side of your mouth we will work on and may be numb for a few hours after the procedure is done. If you have gum disease that is not under control, it can lead to receding gums and even tooth loss. Having healthy gums and teeth after scaling and root planing will improve your oral health, but you must continue to practice good dental hygiene at home and visit us regularly. Our hygienist may recommend you purchase a water flosser for additional benefits and protection of the teeth and gums....
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All Posts:

How to Tell if Scaling and Root Planing Would Help Your Oral Health
10/10/2018
What to Do When You First Notice Swollen Gums
9/20/2018
What is LANAP?
9/10/2018
How Does Gum Disease Cause Your Gum Tissue to Recede?
8/20/2018
How Do You Care for Gums When You Lose All Your Teeth?
8/10/2018
Early Signs of Dental Implant Failure
7/20/2018
Can Gum Disease Be Repaired if Your Teeth Get to the Point of Being Loose?
7/10/2018
Can Grinding Your Teeth Hurt Your Gums?
6/23/2018
Can a Gum Graft Help Improve Your Smile?
6/13/2018
What Signs Does a Periodontist Look for with Early Stage Oral Cancer?
5/23/2018
What Your Gums Say About the Health of Your Heart
5/13/2018
Types of Oil to use for Oil Pulling When Gum Health is Your Main Goal
4/20/2018
Is Tooth Sensitivity a Sign of Gum Disease?
4/10/2018
How Gum Disease Goes Unnoticed for So Long
3/20/2018
Home Remedies for Gum Inflammation
3/10/2018
What Type of Symptoms Will You Have If Your Gums Get Infected?
2/20/2018
What to Do if Your Dentist Suggests You May Have Gum Disease
2/10/2018
Dangers of Kids Getting Dental Implants
1/30/2018
All You Need To Know About Smoking And The Health Of Your Gums
1/20/2018
Gum Health Goes Downhill When You Drink Alcohol
12/20/2017
Dry Mouth and Gum Disease Should Not Be Left Untreated
12/10/2017
How Lasers Can Help Restore Gum Health
11/25/2017
How Can You Get Gum Tissue Back After Recession?
11/15/2017
How Reshaping Your Gums Really Works
10/23/2017
How Painful is Scaling and Root Planing?
10/13/2017
What Alcohol Does to Your Gums
9/20/2017
Things You Can Do to Keep Your Jaw Bone Density After a Lost Tooth
9/15/2017
Would You Look Better After Crown Lengthening?
8/23/2017
What Can Be Done to Regenerate Gum Tissue?
8/13/2017
How Your Gums Change as You Get Older
7/30/2017
How Implants Can Benefit Your Oral Health
7/23/2017
The Link Between Oral Bacteria and Oral Cancer
6/25/2017
The Impact of Flossing on Advancing Gum Disease
6/15/2017
Drinking Alcohol Can Severely Impact Your Gum Health
5/27/2017
Don't Fall for These Common Gum Disease Myths
5/17/2017
Why You May Need a Soft Tissue Graft
4/25/2017
Why You May Need a Ridge Augmentation
4/15/2017
Common Tools Used in the Treatment of Gum Disease
3/25/2017
Can You Call Your Periodontist for More than Just Gum Disease?
3/15/2017
How Crown Lengthening Boosts the Health of Teeth
2/27/2017
Can Smoking Pot Hurt Your Gums?
2/17/2017
How Flossing Helps with Gum Disease
1/25/2017
Bridges Can Help Restore Your Oral Health
1/15/2017
Your Gum Disease Self-Assessment
12/27/2016
You Could Be in Trouble if You Believe These Gum Disease Myths
12/17/2016
Link Between High Cholesterol and Gum Disease Found
11/25/2016
Is Your Pain a Dental Abscess?
11/15/2016
What You Don't Know Could Cause Tooth Loss
10/30/2016
Is My Child at Risk For Periodontal Disease or Gum Disease?
10/20/2016
Saving Money on Dental Bills
9/30/2016
Kids Must Learn About Proper Gum Care!
9/20/2016
How Do I Take Care of My Dental Implants?
8/30/2016
Are Genetics a Risk Factor for Gum Disease?
8/20/2016
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