Scaling and root planing

Dentist in Antioch, TN

Scaling and root planing


Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning procedure that helps you get rid of plaque from your gum lines, which is one of the most abundant causes of periodontal problems. If bacteria in the plaque is not taken care of, it can cause inflammation, which pulls away from your gums from teeth causing pockets. The plaque gets accumulated in these pockets. A regular oral hygiene routine cannot remove it: one procedure that dentists cater to for cleaning deep pockets and the bacteria is scaling and root planing. At Brite Smilez dental clinic, we have dental experts who can help you through the process.

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What is the procedure?

Depending on the number of teeth you are missing, there are two types of dentures for your convenience:

This would be followed by root planing, wherein he would smooth out your teeth roots, enabling the gums to reattach to your teeth. The whole process takes more than one visit to get fully executed and is generally done under the influence of local anesthesia.

You might experience some discomfort post this procedure wherein your teeth might feel sensitive. Your gums might also feel swollen and tender. There might occur occasional bleeding, but there is nothing to worry about. You will be given over the counter drugs to get rid of the pain if any. Follow the instructions provided by your dentist, and in case the problem persists, contact him/her immediately.


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Brite Smilez Dental

5245 Hickory Hollow Parkway,
Antioch, TN 37013

Hours of Operation

Monday to Thursday 9 am – 5 pm.
Friday and Saturday by Appointment


(615) 866-9109