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Scaling and Root Planing in Washington, DC

At University Centre Dental Associates, Dr. Maurice Haynes offers scaling and root planing as part of his top-notch general dental services for local residents in and around Washington, DC, including residents in Greenbelt, MD, and Bowie, MD, as well as Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and Anne Arundel County.

What Is Scaling and Root Planing?

Also called deep cleaning, scaling and root planing refers to an effective method of treating gum disease (gingivitis) before it becomes severe by cleaning between the gums and teeth, all the way down to the roots. A local anesthetic may be used to minimize discomfort. Antibiotics may be applied between the teeth and gums to speed up healing and prevent infection. This procedure may be recommended if the gums have begun to pull away from the teeth or if the roots of the teeth have a buildup of tartar (hard mineral deposits).

Scaling means removing tartar from the surfaces of the teeth, and root planing involves smoothening out the root surfaces and removing any infected tooth structures. If gum disease remains untreated, then bacteria may reach the foundations of the teeth through periodontal pockets and cause more severe gum disease.

After root planing and scaling, the gum disease should stop, and your gums will become healthy, firm, and pink with good dental care.

Why Choose Dr. Maurice Haynes of University Centre Dental Associates?

Dr. Maurice Haynes stays up-to-date on the newest advances and technologies in the field of dentistry in order to provide his patients with the best care possible. He combines excellent dental services with compassion and is an active member of the American Dental Association.

How Much Does Scaling and Root Planing Cost in Greenbelt, MD?

The cost for scaling and root planing varies. Please schedule a consultation with University Centre Dental Associates to discuss your particular case.

Your dental insurance may cover the cost of scaling and root planing. Because every policy is different, the staff at University Centre Dental Associates will review your information and help determine the status of your scaling and root planing coverage.

We provide financing through CareCredit® as an option for any out-of-pocket scaling and root planing costs you may have. University Centre Dental Associates also offers a variety of payment methods to help make the process easier for our scaling and root planing patients.

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How Do I Schedule a Consultation?

Please call 301-302-8395 today to schedule your free initial consultation! The general dental and orthodontic services we offer at University Centre Dental Associates have improved the lives of people from in and around Washington, DC, including residents in Greenbelt, MD, and Bowie, MD, as well as Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and Anne Arundel County. Whether you are an adult, a child, or a teenager, our knowledgeable staff is committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve. Please call 301-302-8395 today to schedule your free initial consultation!

Written by University Centre Dental Associates March 19, 2014