Scaling and Root Planing

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Dr. Kyle Purvis, DMD, Bridge Street Dental Center, New Cumberland, PA

Dental scaling and root planing, also known as deep cleaning, is a non-surgical periodontal procedure aimed at treating gum disease and maintaining healthy gums. It involves thorough removal of plaque and tartar from above and below the gumline.

During scaling, the dentist or dental hygienist uses specialized instruments to remove plaque and tartar from the tooth surfaces. Root planing, on the other hand, involves smoothing the root surfaces to promote gum reattachment and prevent bacterial growth.

Scaling and root planing help eliminate bacteria, reduce inflammation, and halt the progression of gum disease. It can also improve the health of the gums and prevent tooth loss caused by gum disease.

At Bridge Street Dental Center, our skilled dental professionals perform scaling and root planing with precision and care. We prioritize patient comfort and use local anesthesia or sedation as needed. Contact us to schedule an appointment and receive personalized care to help restore and maintain your gum health.

Dr. Kyle Purvis, DMD, Bridge Street Dental Center, New Cumberland, PA

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Kyle J. Purvis, DMD
Bridge Street Dental Center
1902 Bridge Street
New Cumberland, PA  17070

Phone: 717-774-7700



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Tuesday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm
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