"My smile is very important to me. I never really had huge issues with my teeth but I did have some spacing that I was not happy with. Deciding to get invisalign was one of the best decisions I've ever made. The hard part was finding a facility that would tend to my needs and make me feel at home. I researched for quite some time before actually picking a place, but I finally ended up choosing Luxury Dentistry.”
- Darween F.
What is scaling and root planing?
Scaling and root planing is a non-invasive & effective way to remove plaque, tartar, and other types of unwanted build up from under and around the gums. It cleans the gums and reduces the risk of suffering from future gum disease and infection.
How is the scaling and root planing process performed?
The hygienist at Luxury Dentistry NYC performs the scaling and root planing process after administering a local anesthetic to ensure that the patient feels as comfortable as possible. Our doctor uses a hand-held vibrating tool that scrubs off the bacteria and dirt under the gums. Since that procedure can leave the teeth with a rough texture, we will then use another tool to smoothen the surface of the teeth, which also allows the gums to reattach naturally.
What does it feel like?
The professional gum expert at Luxury Dentistry NYC strives to minimize any potential discomfort or pain to their patients during the scaling and root planing process. Most patients, especially those with sensitive gums and teeth, will be given a local anesthetic that will numb their mouth for the duration of the procedure.