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Scaling & Root Planing in Tweed Heads

Scaling and root planing is done for patients who have periodontally compromised teeth. If you had bacteria build up underneath your gums, which has calcified over time into tartar, it can cause long-term, irreversible damage to not just your teeth, but your health overall.

Poor dental health has been shown to have a direct correlation to heart health, so having a deep clean of our mouths is also about protecting your whole-body health, not just your pearly whites.

This procedure is more intensive than your average check and clean. Scaling removes the hard, shell-like tartar from the teeth, while planing removes the tartar that has grown around the roots of your teeth.

It may take several appointments to complete the necessary dental work, but it’s important to your oral hygiene to have it done.

Do You Have These Periodontal Symptoms?

If you haven’t been to see a dentist or had a clean and check in a long time, you may need this type of deep clean. If you spot these symptoms, it’s time to schedule a visit for a check and clean, and from there we will determine if scaling and planing is necessary:

  • Bleeding or swollen gums
  • Bad breath
  • Loose teeth
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Receding gums
  • Visible tartar

A Care Team You Can Trust

When you arrive for your first appointment, our team will take the time to make an accurate assessment and diagnosis of your condition and identify what behavioural and other health factors have led to the current situation.

Our team will then help you figure out what we can do to try and improve that, whether it’s modifying habits or working on other preventative measures in response to underlying health conditions you may have.

Once the initial stages of the appointment are complete, you will be numbed and the deep clean of the tooth and root surface will begin. This involves using tools and instruments to scrape the bacteria away from the compromised part of the tooth.

Though you won’t have 100 percent results immediately, as it’s done over a few appointments, each visit helps keep the bacteria from escalating the situation. Without this kind of care, patients can lose teeth and have permanent damage to their tissues, jaw and other areas of the mouth.

Have Confidence in Your Smile Once Again!

The need for scaling and planing can occur for a variety of health-related reasons, and you’ll never be judged at our practice for the condition of your teeth and gums. Our highly skilled team of dentists and hygienists are here to help you through the process and transform your smile into one you’ve always dreamed of having.

If you think you may need this service, and would like to set up a consultation, we want to speak to you! Contact us today to schedule a visit.


* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.


Scaling & Root Planing Tweed Heads, Banora Point NSW | (07) 5523 2288