Scaling and Root Planing
in Richmond

Scaling and root planing is a more formal term for “deep cleaning.” It’s a straightforward procedure that is the gold standard for treating gum disease or chronic periodontitis. Dr. Tse may recommend a scaling and root planing if you have the beginning signs of periodontal disease, including swelling, redness, bleeding or recession within the gums. In most cases, early gum disease can be completely reversed with a successful scaling and root planing. As with any of our preventive dental services at Short Pump Family Dentistry, we take extra measures to keep you informed and comfortable at every step.

Scaling and Root Planing in Richmond

During a scaling and root planing, Dr. Tse will remove the hardened plaque and bacteria from beneath the gum line and within the deep pockets of gum tissue that have formed due to the periodontal infection. Next, we will polish and smooth the surfaces of the tooth roots in order to encourage the gums to reattach and heal. By effectively removing plaque and tartar deep within the gums, we can eliminate the bacteria toxins that irritate these soft tissues and stop the progression of gum disease.

Treat Gum Disease with a Deep Cleaning

If you have mild to moderate gum disease, we invite you to schedule a deep cleaning with Richmond’s most trusted dental practice. Gum disease is a serious condition that can lead to tooth loss and overall health risks if untreated.

When caught early and treated with scaling and root planing, gum disease is easily reversed. Most patients will need to plan on two or more separate visits for a deep cleaning, as it is often performed on one or two quadrants of the mouth at a time. If you are anxious about your upcoming procedure, please let us know. We are happy to offer sedation dentistry and address your specific concerns or fears.

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Review from Tiffany S.
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Five stars

Tiffany S.

I had an amazing experience here. They treated me so well and really listened to what I wanted. I plan on switching to them for my routine cleanings. Thanks Dr. Tse!
Review from An L.
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Five stars

An L.

Dr. Tse is the best. I will only come to him from now. I also bring my family and friends to his office. The staffs are friendly and professional. They work with you to find the best time for your appointments.
Review from Kelly R.
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Five stars

Kelly R.

First time here and I highly recommend this practice. Very courteous and professional staff. Dr. Tse is an amazing dentist! He took the time to ask me questions as well as educate me on aspects that were pertinent to my dental situation. He answered my questions thoroughly and made me feel welcome as a patient. Thank you, Short Pump Family Dentistry!
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