Dental Treatment
in a spa atmosphere
by Dr. Tim Runco

 

6502B Steubenville Pike
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
412-200-2614

Dental Treatment in a spa atmosphere
by Dr. Tim Runco

412-200-2614

Dental care without the scare

Scaling and Rootplaning

Pittsburgh Dental Spa offers scaling and rootplaning to restore gum health.  This procedure is done to remove excess plaque and bacteria that has formed on the tooth and around the gum line. Using an ultrasonic scaler, periodontal hand scalers, or curettes, our dental hygienist will carefully scrape along the visible surface of the tooth, which removes any plaque and also helps to smooth the tooth surface so it is more resistant to build up in the future. Depending on the exact condition of the teeth, such as if infection has set in below the gums, the patient may require a deep cleaning. This involves performing scaling and planing on the root of the tooth below the gum line. At Pittsburgh Dental Spa our dental hygienist takes extra care to be very gentle while she performs this, and many patients feel no pain as the tools gently slip between the tooth and gum, but a mild anesthetic is sometimes used if it helps to relieve patient stress.