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Scaling and Root Planing FAQs

Why should I choose Luxury Dentistry NYC for scaling and root planing?

In order to provide a best-in-class experience for our clients, the hygienist at Luxury Dentistry NYC uses only the most up-to-date technologies and tools in their practice. Luxury Dentistry NYC uses ultrasonic scalers, which provide our patients with a much more comfortable experience. Our doctors are accommodating and caring professionals who make sure their patients receive the best care before, during, and after the process.

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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.

How often would I to undergo scaling and root planing?

For the best results, it is recommended that patients receive scaling and root planing every three to four months.

Are there any side effects or risk factors associated with scaling and root planning?

The skilled team at Luxury Dentistry NYC ensures that this procedure is carried out safely and comfortably, including asking you to fill out patient information forms with medical history. We take the necessary precautions to ensure that our patients feel comfortable during the procedure, and experience no complications after the procedure. We have not observed any serious side effects following the procedure.

Is scaling and root planing for everyone?

We especially recommend patients with minor periodontitis, which is an infection or inflammation of the gums, to consider undergoing this procedure. Scaling and root planing prevents future development of more severe gum infections or diseases. If you have a serious case of periodontitis or gingivitis, this treatment may not be suitable for you. We recommend that you speak to one of our experienced dentists in order to understand if scaling and root planing will be beneficial to you.



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Will scaling and root planing cure my periodontal disease or infection?

Unfortunately, scaling and root planing is mainly used as a prevention against the future development of any severe periodontal disease or infection, and cannot cure existing gum disease. Usually, scaling and rooting will remove plaque, calculus, tartar, and other bacterial deposits from under the gums, which will prevent gum disease or infections from forming in the future. Scaling and root planing is a safe and effective hygienic technique that creates healthy teeth and gums.

Is scaling and root planing appropriate for people of all ages?

This treatment can be performed on people of all ages. Only an experienced specialist can determine if it is appropriate for you.

How much will it cost?

Our staff at Luxury Dentistry NYC will help you find an affordable treatment solution. Most insurance plans cover this procedure. We accept some dental plans and will maximize the use of any insurance benefits you have. Visit or call our office to learn more about payment options.

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