Scaling and Root Planing

Treat gum disease with scaling and root planing at Dr. Suekert’s dental office in Chattanooga

Plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth create the perfect breeding ground for harmful bacteria. This bacterial presence can lead to gum irritation, causing them to bleed more easily. If you’ve noticed your gums bleeding while brushing your teeth or eating, you might be experiencing the initial stages of gum disease known as gingivitis.

Gingivitis is a common dental issue, but it’s essential to address it promptly. Early treatment prevents it from progressing into a more severe condition. At Dr. Suekert’s Dental Office in Chattanooga, we offer a vital procedure called Scaling and Root Planing to combat gingivitis and restore your oral health.

What is Scaling and Root Planing?

Scaling and Root Planing is a non-surgical deep cleaning procedure that targets gum disease, particularly in its early stages. This treatment involves two essential components:

Scaling and Root Planing is a highly effective treatment for gingivitis, as it removes the underlying cause of gum irritation and bleeding. Moreover, it facilitates the reattachment of your gums to your teeth, reducing pocket depth and preventing the progression of gum disease.

Visit Dr. Suekert's Dental Office for Scaling and Root Planing in Chattanooga

When you visit our Chattanooga dental office for Scaling and Root Planing, our skilled dental team will first assess your oral health. If gingivitis is present, we will recommend this treatment to prevent further complications.

The procedure itself is typically comfortable, as we can use local anesthesia to ensure your comfort during the process. Depending on the extent of the issue, we may divide the treatment into multiple visits to ensure thorough and precise cleaning.

After Scaling and Root Planing, our team may recommend an antiseptic mouthwash containing chlorhexidine. This mouthwash helps further combat bacteria and supports your gums’ healing process. We will also provide you with guidance on proper brushing and flossing techniques to maintain your oral health at home.

At Dr. Suekert’s Dental Office in Chattanooga, we prioritize your comfort and well-being. If you suspect you have gingivitis or are experiencing bleeding gums, contact us for a comprehensive assessment and personalized treatment plan.

Schedule your appointment for gingivitis treatment today!

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What are our patients saying about us?

They are very friendly and welcoming and seem like a family at times. We get all of our cleanings and dental work done here. They are really good at estimating your cost after insurance so you know what procedures will cost you.

Tim B.
Tim B.
The dentist and staff are very calming. Always checking to make sure you aren’t feeling anything. The office staff is very friendly. My fear and dread of dental work my whole life is over. I feel very lucky to have picked this dentist office. I highly recommend them.
Kerry K.
Kerry K.
Incredible office. Dr. Suekert is a kind, intelligent, and gifted dentist. The office staff has been nice every time I’ve walked through the door. Highly recommended!
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