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Scaling and Root Planing treatment in Chaska, MN

When Is Scaling and Root Planing Necessary?

When you notice any of these signs, it’s crucial to seek dental care promptly. Scaling and Root Planing can improve gum health, prevent complications, and maintain a healthy smile.
Bad Breath Persistent bad breath, even with good oral hygiene, may be caused by bacterial buildup below the gumline.
Gum Swelling and Tenderness Swollen, red, or tender gums are signs of gum disease that require professional attention.
Receding Gums or Longer Teeth If your teeth appear longer, with more of the root exposed, it may indicate gum recession and the need for intervention.
Loose Teeth or Bite Changes Gum disease can lead to loose teeth or alterations in your bite alignment, calling for timely treatment.
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What Is Scaling and Root Planing?

Non-surgical gum disease treatment: scaling, root planing removes plaque, tartar, and bacterial toxins for periodontitis. Effective procedure.
Scaling and Root Planing, commonly referred to as deep cleaning, is a non-surgical dental procedure performed by a dentist or dental hygienist to treat gum disease, particularly periodontitis. This comprehensive treatment aims to remove plaque, tartar (calculus), and bacterial toxins from the surfaces of the teeth and their roots.
Scaling involves the careful removal of hardened plaque and tartar from above and below the gumline, while root planing smoothens the tooth roots to promote gum tissue reattachment and prevent bacterial colonization.

The procedure is vital in halting the progression of gum disease, reducing inflammation, and restoring the health of the gums and supporting structures. Regular dental check-ups can help detect gum disease early, making scaling and root planing an effective solution to maintain excellent oral health.

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Benefits To Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing, also known as deep cleaning, offer several significant benefits for patients with gum disease (periodontitis) or those at risk of developing it. Some of the key advantages of scaling and root planing include the following.
We recommended Scaling and Root Planing to individuals who have gum disease (periodontitis) or those who are at risk of developing it. Schedule Your Deep Cleaning to Prevent Gum Disease Progression.

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Unleash the power of Scaling and Root Planing treatment in Chaska, MN. Experience the ultimate dental rejuvenation, as our skilled team revitalizes your gums and roots for a vibrant, confident smile. Embrace the journey to oral excellence – book your appointment today!
Scaling and Root Planning FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Explore answers to common questions about scaling and root planning, a vital procedure to treat gum disease and promote better oral health. Learn about its benefits, what to expect during the treatment.
Scaling and root planning, also known as deep cleaning, is a non-surgical procedure to treat gum disease. It involves removing plaque and tartar from the teeth and root surfaces, as well as smoothing the root surfaces to prevent bacteria buildup and promote gum healing.
Scaling and root planning is necessary to treat and manage gum disease. When plaque and tartar accumulate on teeth and roots, it causes inflammation and infection in the gums. Scaling and root planning help remove these harmful substances, allowing the gums to heal and reattach to the teeth properly.
During scaling and root planning, our dental team at Foundations: Perio Sleep Aesthetics in Chaska, MN, will use local anesthesia to ensure your comfort. You may experience slight discomfort or sensitivity after the procedure, but this can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers and should subside within a few days.
The duration of the scaling and root planning procedure depends on the extent of gum disease and the number of areas that require treatment. Generally, the procedure can be completed in one or two visits, with each visit focusing on specific areas of the mouth.
The recovery after scaling and root planning is usually smooth. You may experience mild gum sensitivity or soreness, which should improve within a few days. We will provide you with specific post-operative instructions to ensure proper healing and suggest follow-up visits to monitor your gum health.
Follow-up visits are essential to assess your gum health after scaling and root planning. Depending on the severity of gum disease and your response to treatment, we may recommend periodontal maintenance appointments every three to four months to ensure the disease is properly managed.
While good oral hygiene is crucial in preventing gum disease, some individuals may still be susceptible due to factors like genetics, medical conditions, or lifestyle habits. Regular professional cleanings and early detection through dental check-ups are essential in maintaining optimal gum health.
Scaling and root planning are effective treatments for early to moderate stages of gum disease (gingivitis and mild periodontitis). In more advanced cases, surgical intervention may be required. Our experienced dental team will assess your gum health and recommend the most appropriate treatment for your specific condition.
Yes, scaling and root planning can be performed during pregnancy. However, it is essential to inform our dental team about your pregnancy and any medications or health conditions you have. We will take necessary precautions to ensure a safe and comfortable procedure for you and your baby.
Yes, scaling and root planning can help improve bad breath caused by gum disease. Gum disease is often associated with foul-smelling bacteria that accumulate in the pockets between the teeth and gums. By removing these bacteria during the procedure, scaling and root planning can significantly reduce bad breath and promote fresher breath. However, if bad breath persists, our dental team will conduct a comprehensive evaluation to identify and address any other potential causes.

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Meet The Team

We have a team of experienced, board-certified estheticians and periodontists near you, trained in the latest techniques for the health and beauty of your smile.

Dr. Lauren Hubbard

Lauren Hubbard


Dr. Lauren Hubbard was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. As an avid Hawkeye fan from an early age, she was determined to become a Hawkeye herself and graduated with high honors from The University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Physiology and went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the The University of Iowa College of Dentistry graduating with highest distinction.
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Dr. Fatima Tiwana

Fatima Tiwana

Board Certified Periodontist

Dr. Fatima Tiwana is a Dental School Gold Medalist. She Practiced general dentistry for 7 years before attending the Periodontics Graduate Program at the University of Detroit Mercy and completing her Certificate in Periodontics and Master of Science degree. Dr. Tiwana has practiced as a periodontist for over 8 years and is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology.
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Unlock the secret to oral health with Scaling and Root Planing treatment in Chaska, MN. Let our compassionate experts erase plaque and embrace your roots’ strength, paving the way for a captivating, healthy smile. Take charge of your dental destiny – schedule your transformative consultation now!

What our customers say

Paula stacke

September 21, 2023
Nikki was great. Friendly, knowledgeable, and patient.

Andy Busch

September 14, 2023
Amazing place. Dr.Miner is great!!!! The staff is excellent and very welcoming! Do not hesitate to get dental work done here. I recieved extensive dental work here and I can’t express how thankful I am at how great everyone is here. Dr.miner, danyelle, Nikki, and lauren are all beyond awesome. Professional people and are making something that is very nerve racking to me, a very easy and welcoming process.

Matthew Johnson

May 31, 2023
The best dentist I’ve ver used. Timely and great service. They don’t oversell, and my teeth haven’t looked better!

Amanda Hance

April 27, 2023
We have been really happy here since switching dental offices. Very clean environment and the staff is all friendly and professional. To top it off they are all amazing with children! My young daughters have had only positive experiences and enjoy coming!

Whitney Walz

April 26, 2023
It’s hard to beat the dentist I had growing up which created a positive impression of dentists for me — but West Lakes I’m Chaska has done it! Everyone I’ve worked with is thorough, efficient, and super nice. Also, Colleen is fantastic. She goes the extra mile when dealing with insurance, she provides estimates before services are performed, and she has fit me into the schedule last minute.

mary manning

April 21, 2023
Life-changing major dental implant experience here. These thoughtful, fun professional and knowledgeable women guide you patiently through the entire process, and somehow transform fear into excitement to get to your next appointment! Forever grateful I found this dental home!!

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