General Dental Cleaning Vs. Scaling and Root Planing

A general cleaning is what you typically think of when it comes to a dental checkup. During a cleaning and exam, we will clean your teeth and remove any plaque or tartar. We will then check your mouth and teeth for any signs of infection or any dental conditions that could cause damage to your smile. We recommend you visit us at least every six months for a general cleaning and exam.

If you are suffering with gum disease, our dentist may recommend scaling and root planing. Scaling and root planing is a deep, thorough cleaning that involves removing plaque and tartar. In contrast to your general dental exam, scaling and root planing is a more intensive cleaning designed to prevent the progression of gum disease.

Dr. Disha Pennington will determine whether a general cleaning or scaling and root planing is right for you. If you want to learn more about scaling and root planing in Copley, Ohio, please call our office today at 330-668-9830!