Scaling and Root Planning

Good oral hygiene maintenance is the key to long term retention of teeth and overall well-being and health of any person. Neglected oral hygiene conditions can result in the occurrence of local as well as systemic diseases. Gum infections, periodontal diseases, bone disorders, cardiac problems as well as stroke can occur in patients with poor oral health status. Dr. Sandhya Anantuni and her staff advise you to undergo regular general dental check up visits for the assessment and evaluation of the need of required dental cleaning procedures. At Anantuni Family Dental a thorough history and complete examination aided by essential radiographs are performed during dental health care assessment. Patients with poor oral hygiene conditions are advised about prevention of diseases and various required treatment procedures such as scaling of teeth and root planning.

In order to maintain optimum health of gums and teeth, sequential periodontal therapy is planned at Anantuni Family Dental. The whole therapy involves non-surgical and surgical treatment steps. Surgical treatment procedures are carried out rarely when disease state goes to an advanced stage. Non-surgical treatment procedures involve scaling and root planning which constitute the mainstream of periodontal therapy. These are aided with the use of chemotherapeutic agents such as special tooth paste formulations, mouth rinses and mouth washes to combat bacteria damaging your gums and teeth. These chemical solutions can be used before, during and after the administration of scaling and root planning of teeth.

Scaling of teeth is basically a specialized cleaning method carried out by expert dental professionals at Anantuni Family Dental in order to completely remove the deposits of tartar and calculus from the surface of teeth. The tartar deposits tenaciously adhere to the exposed tooth surfaces as well as below the gums providing a niche for more bacteria to grow in numbers. Normal tooth brushing techniques cannot satisfactorily remove these deposits and institution of an ultra sonic scaling technique performed professionally at the dental office is required. In certain conditions, scaling procedure alone fails to remove all deposits especially from the hidden area below the gums and surface of the cementum and more advanced non-surgical procedures such as root planning are required.


Scaling and Root Planing in Chandler AZ

Root planning procedure involves the thorough removal of remaining parts of tartar or calculus deposits on the surfaces of roots along with portions of infected cementum. Root planning produces a smooth, clean and hard root surface which does not allow bacteria to harbor causing further infections. Scaling and root planning differ basically due to the fact that no cementum is removed in scaling which is the case with root planning. Various objectives and benefits of scaling and root planning are,

Reduction in the number of bacteria and microbes harboring tooth surfaces and gums,
Reduction in the number of periodontal disease causing microorganisms,
Shift in the oral flora from harmful pathogens to beneficial species,
Reduction in the occurrence of bleeding gums,
Elimination of pathological pockets between teeth and gums,
Establishment of the lost connection between gums and teeth as a result of periodontal diseases known as clinical attachment gain,

Scaling and root planning procedures are performed with the help of various instruments. Most often scaling is carried out using ultrasonic tips in high speed hand pieces. Manual procedures of scaling and root planning are indicated in some cases. Sickle shaped scalers are designed for removal of hard calculus deposits on exposed tooth surfaces while curettes are indicated for cleaning root surface debris below the gums. Dr Sandhya Anantuni and her team of dental professionals at Anantuni Family Dental use all the instruments in a combination to achieve maximum beneficial results for the patients. If you experience bleeding gums, yellowing of teeth due to tartar deposits and bad smell from mouth owing to poor oral hygiene, you are definitely in need of scaling and root planning of your teeth. Visit us at Anantuni family dental located at 5590 W Chandler Blvd #1, Chandler, AZ 85226, call us today at 480-821-4000 or visit our website for scheduling an appointment regarding scaling and root planning of your teeth.

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We are proud to be Gold Provider of Invisalign® treatment! Many of our patients had never considered traditional braces but are now happily and comfortably improving their smiles with Invisalign clear aligners. Invisalign treatment is ideal for your busy schedule, with fewer doctor visits required (approximately once every six weeks).

Invisalign Clear Aligners

The Invisalign system straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. From mild cases of crooked teeth and protruding teeth, to much more difficult dental problems involving serious malocclusion, overbite, or underbite, Invisalign clear aligners effectively corrects a wide variety of dental problems. Whether your teeth are widely gapped, overly crowded or somewhere in between, we have an affordable Invisalign teeth-straightening option just for you.

How to Wear Invisalign Clear Aligners

After your dentist gives you your custom-fit invisible aligners, you will wear the smooth plastic orthodontics 20-22 hours each day. You can remove your aligners to eat, which means you can continue enjoying all of your favorite foods without any restrictions. You will also remove your aligners to clean your teeth, so you don’t need to change the way you floss and brush each day, making good hygiene easy! The average treatment time for patients with Invisalign treatment is just around a year. This simple process will fly by and you’ll be loving your new and improved smile in no time.

Invisalign First for Kids

Some kids can benefit from early orthodontic intervention to help improve their bite and prevent future problems. Anywhere from ages 6-10 kids can benefit from this type of treatment known a phase 1. 

There is an option for this stage of orthodontia! It’s called Invisalign First. It is designed to deliver effective results for child who is still growing and developing. It is made for comfort, without the hassle of extra hygiene care or food restrictions.

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Invisalign Teen

Invisalign Teen comes with all of the same great benefits as the original Invisalign clear aligners, but with a few added features. Invisalign Teen utilizes a Blue Dot Wear Indicator to monitor the amount of time that each aligner is worn. We also provide six free replacement aligners with Invisalign Teen in case aligners become lost or broken.

If you’re interested in all of the Invisalign Teen advantages like increased comfort, shorter wear time, fewer appointments, and no food restrictions, give us a call today. We will make it easy for you to get your ideal smile.

Invisalign Treatment for Adults

We now offer Invisalign treatment for adults! Many adults are hesitant to straighten their teeth for many different reasons: The visible wires and brackets, extra care required, food restrictions and time visiting the dentists. Invisalign clear aligners frees you from all of these hassles. These clear, custom fitted appliances allow you to be treated without being noticed! Since they are removable, there is no extra hygiene care and you can eat whatever you like. You will also spend less time in the dentist chair, with an average of 1 visit per 6 weeks. There has never been a better time and easier way to get the smile you’ve always wanted.

Invisalign Clear Aligner Results

Invisalign treatment is not only convenient and easy, but effective.  Take a look at some of the results:

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Invisalign Before & After Results

Invisalign Treatment Cost

Invisalign clear aligners are similarly priced to braces. Price depends on the complexity and length of treatment.  The good news is that there are several options.  Your insurance may cover part of the cost if you have orthodontic coverage. Our treatment coordinator will be happy to look up your benefit and go over specific coverage with you.  If you don’t have orthodontic coverage,

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