Scaling/Root Debridement/Session

Scaling/Root Debridement/Session

Scaling/Root Debridement/Session is a dental procedure that involves cleaning the surfaces of the teeth and their roots to remove plaque, tartar, and other debris that can accumulate over time. Scaling involves scraping the tooth surfaces above and below the gum line, while root debridement involves cleaning the surfaces of the tooth roots that are located below the gum line. 

It is often used to treat gum disease and prevent its progression. It can also help to remove stains and improve the overall appearance of the teeth. 

What is the cost of Scaling/Root Debridement?

Depending on the patient's condition, the cost of Scaling and Root Debridement can range from 8,000 to 15,000 PKR in Pakistan.

What diagnosis leads to Scaling/Root Debridement/Session?

Scaling and Root Debridement may be required if you have the following symptoms such as; 

  • Red, swollen, or tender gums

  • Bleeding gums, especially during brushing or flossing

  • Receding gums or teeth that appear longer than normal

  • Loose or shifting teeth

  • Chronic bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth

  • Changes in the bite or the fit of dentures

What is the Procedure for a Scaling/Root Debridement/Session?

The procedure for a Scaling/Root Debridement/Session typically involves the following steps:

Step 1: The dentist will perform a thorough examination of your teeth and gums to assess the severity of your gum disease and determine if Scaling/Root Debridement/Session is the appropriate treatment.

Step 2: If you have a sensitive gag reflex, the dentist may apply a numbing agent to your gums to make the procedure more comfortable.

Step 3: Using specialized dental tools, the dentist will remove plaque and tartar buildup from the surfaces of your teeth above and below the gum line.

Step 4: The dentist will use special instruments to clean the surfaces of the tooth roots that are located below the gum line. This process may involve smoothing rough areas of the root surface to remove bacteria and promote healing.

Step 5: Once the scaling and root debridement is complete, the dentist will flush the area with an antimicrobial rinse to kill any remaining bacteria.

Step 6: Depending on the severity of your gum disease, your dentist may recommend additional treatment, such as antibiotic therapy, to help prevent infection and promote healing.

What are the Risks & Complications Associated with Scaling/Root Debridement/Session?

The risks and complications associated with Scaling/Root Debridement/Session include;

  • Pain and Discomfort

  • Tooth Sensitivity

  • Bleeding

  • Damage to Teeth or Gums

  • Gum Recession

  • Allergic Reactions to Local Anesthesia or Antibiotics.

What to Expect After Scaling and Root Debridement?

After the Scaling/Root Debridement/Session, you can expect:

  • Some discomfort or sensitivity in the treated area for a few days after the procedure. 

  • Some bleeding from your gums during and after the procedure. T

  • Your gums may also become swollen or tender after the procedure. This is normal and should go away on its own within a few days.

  • Your dentist may recommend that you avoid brushing or flossing in the treated area for the first 24 hours after the procedure. After that, it's important to maintain good oral hygiene by brushing twice a day and flossing once a day.

  • To maintain the results of the procedure, continue practicing good oral hygiene habits and visit your dentist regularly for cleanings and check-ups.

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