Scaling and Root Planing in San Ramon, CA

When periodontal (gum) disease is found in the initial phase, commonly referred to as gingivitis, it can be corrected with a professional teeth cleaning and enhanced oral health regimens. But if your dental problem develops into the subsequent stage, called periodontitis, Dr. Rupam Khanna may offer scaling and root planing (SRP) therapy. Scaling and root planing is an effective gum disease procedure that removes buildup, tartar, and harmful bacteria from under your gumline. To carry out this therapy, our skilled San Ramon, CA dental hygienists even out the outer portions of your tooth roots within periodontal pockets using specially designed dental instruments. SRP offers an improved atmosphere for your gumline and stops the progression of periodontal disease. If you show symptoms of gum disease, schedule a consultation at San Ramon Family Dental to learn more about scaling and root planing.

Scaling and root planing at our San Ramon, CA office is usually completed in different parts of the mouth over 1 – 4 appointments. Dr. Khanna will numb the area by utilizing a general anesthetic to ensure you stay comfortable. Sedation might also be offered if you feel scared when getting dental treatments. Once you are okay to begin, one of our team members will use an ultrasonic tooth scaler and fine tools to thoroughly eliminate tartar and plaque from within your periodontal pockets. Your tooth root surfaces will then be evened out (planed) to decrease the areas where dangerous bacteria might gather. Topically delivered antibiotics could additionally be distributed down into the periodontal pockets to encourage gum health and halt bacterial accumulation.

At San Ramon Family Dental in San Ramon, CA, scaling and root planing is a vital dental treatment that not only combats periodontitis but also nurtures better oral wellness. The advantages include:

  • Effectively addresses periodontal issues by scraping away built-up film and tartar
  • Helps prevent gum disease-related complications, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes
  • Helps head off tooth loss and bone deterioration
  • May fight halitosis brought on by periodontal disease
  • Cuts down on the possibility of periodontitis advancement
  • Can help alleviate tooth sensitivity to cold and hot items
  • Takes off tartar and lightens the appearance of the enamel

Everyone at San Ramon Family Dental is friendly and helpful. They contacted me immediately after I left an after-hours message about my fractured tooth. My husband and I have been going there for over five years and are extremely satisfied with the care.

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Me and my family have been patients of San Ramon Family Dental ever since they opened their doors decades ago! Dr Khanna and her team are welcoming, friendly and highly skilled professionals who all take excellent care of their patients. I have and will continue to recommend her to my friends and acquaintances with the upmost confidence. Thanks for taking such good care of my smile!

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Dr. Khanna and her entire office staff go above and beyond to provide the best experience in dental care. My wife and I have been with Dr. Khanna for a very long time and enjoy her professional and personal touch in keeping us smiling.

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No pain, love this place.

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My two boys and I have been with San Ramon Family Dental for 17 years now. The reason we’ve stayed with Dr. Khanna all these years is because of her honest practice and true nature. Her whole team is beautiful. Her right hand Kaela is the most helpful person you’ll find . I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Khanna at any chance I get.

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Thanks to improvements in the oral care industry, it's easier to target and eliminate the issues caused by periodontal disease. At San Ramon Family Dental, our team provides nonsurgical scaling and root planing to manage the last phases of periodontal disease and help stop its spread. Set up a gum assessment with Dr. Khanna at her San Ramon, CA dental office, or contact our professionals for more about scaling and root planing.

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