Scaling & Root Planing
Why Scaling and Root Planing May Be Recommended
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How Scaling and Root Planing Works
What to Expect After Scaling and Root Planing
In the days following the procedure, you can expect some gum tenderness. Your gums may also bleed for 2 or 3 days afterwards. This is normal. Your dentist is likely to schedule a follow up to assure your gum pockets have reduced after the procedure.
During your next visit, the hygienist will measure your periodontal pockets again to confirm that they are now less than 3 mm. If they are still above that target area, the dentist will recommend a custom treatment plan.