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Periodontal Scaling & Root Planing in Arlington

If you have gum disease, you must act quickly to prevent it from worsening. The most common cause of tooth and bone loss is gum disease. Scaling and root planing can be used to prevent and treat it if it happens. Cleaning beneath the gum line and between the pockets that have formed is part of this treatment.

Why May Periodontal Scaling be Needed?

The most common reason for a patient’s need or desire for scaling and root planing is gum disease. Gum disease can be discovered and diagnosed at your bi-annual dental visits. It is one of the most prevalent dental issues, affecting almost half of the population. To prevent the problem from worsening and leading to tooth loss, treatment is required.

Candidates for Root Planing

Any patient with mild to moderate gum disease should think about scaling and root planing. We can examine your gums for signs of illness and assess the amount of pocketing between your teeth and gum line. After a thorough inspection, we can determine whether and when more cleaning is required. If you have gum disease, it’s best to start treatment as soon as possible.

Periodontal Scaling & Root Planing Treatment in Arlington, TX

We will numb one side of your mouth to make the cleaning more comfortable. The hygienist will then use special equipment to clean around the teeth and behind the gum line. The roots are polished and the tartar and dirt are completely eliminated. The gums can then self-heal and close the pockets that have formed. To have the other side of your mouth treated, you will need to book a second appointment. The first line of defense against gum disease is cleanings that include scaling and root planing.

If you think you might need a scaling and root planing, call us now and we can answer any questions you may have regarding this procedure.

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Glen George
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Had a great experience with Dr. Josh. He was thorough with my dental check up and professional at all times. He informed me of preventative/pro-active measures to maintain health teeth & gums. Likewise, he was able to get rid of calculus/plaque build up on my lower central & lateral incisors. I would recommend him to anyone that is wanting a pleasant time & helpful dentist! FYI - He’s the one with the crazy hair and nice beard.
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I had an emergency on a Saturday and they were able to get me in immediately, literally within 10 minutes. The staff was friendly and efficient, and diligent about getting my insurance sorted out and explaining costs upfront. Dr. Bolus was awesome in explaining to me the treatment plan and effectively resolved my emergency issue within 30 minutes and made sure I was as comfortable as possible. I came back for my annual cleaning 4 months later and that experience was similarly quick, thorough, efficient and comfortable.
Mike Mathis
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My wife and I came in at 5:00, although they are open until 7pm. It was very easy to get in and be seen!! The Dentist was young but quite knowledgeable! Handsome also, as my wife says. The staff and nurses were very prompt in explaining everything and were great as well. Dr. JOSH is amazing!! Thank you Collins St. Dental!!!
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Usually I am very nervous/anxious when going to the dentist but today I felt completely at ease here. Ally was so sweet when I spoke to her to make my appointment and she is just as sweet in person. Everyone there is so kind and Doctor Bolus was the kindest gentleman I’ve met in Dentistry. I would highly recommend Collin St Dental to everyone!
Dianne Matjeka
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My first experience was with Ally. I had just moved and a few days later I was in horrible pain. She talked to me and made me feel at ease. Meet with Dr Bolus and he was amazing! He diagnosed the problem and took great care of me. My husband and I have had several visits and have had a great experience with all the staff! They are the best!!
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