Scaling and Root Planing

Your gateway to a brighter, healthier smile, top-notch dental care meets personalized attention in Chester Springs.

Maintaining good oral hygiene is essential for a healthy smile, and when it comes to dental care, prevention is always better than cure. However, sometimes even with the best oral hygiene practices, harmful bacteria can accumulate in your mouth, leading to gum disease. If left untreated, gum disease can cause severe damage to your gums and teeth, ultimately leading to tooth loss. At Eagle Family Smiles, your trusted family dentist in Chester Springs, we offer a range of dental care services, including family dental care, emergency dental care, and periodontal treatments like scaling and root planing, to help you maintain optimal oral health.

Scaling and root planing (SRP) is a nonsurgical gum disease treatment recommended by our experienced general dentists to stop the progression of gum disease.


Gum disease is caused by harmful bacteria that live within oral plaque, and if left untreated, it can cause bleeding gums, inflammation, and tooth sensitivity. During an SRP procedure, our team at Eagle Family Smiles removes the accumulated plaque and tartar from below the gumline, creating smooth tooth surfaces and a healthier oral environment. This treatment helps to prevent further damage to your gums and teeth, preserve your oral health, and maintain a beautiful smile.

Whether you need emergency dental care, family dental care, or periodontal treatments like scaling and root planing, our team of experienced dental professionals is here to help you achieve optimal oral health. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and experience the difference that Eagle Family Smiles can make in your dental health.

Are you experiencing symptoms of gum disease such as bad breath, bleeding gums, gum recession, or swollen and tender gums? Our dental team in Chester Springs, PA will perform a thorough dental exam and measure the pockets between your teeth and gums to determine if you are a candidate for scaling and root planing. If periodontal pockets are greater than three millimeters and bone loss is evident on your radiographs, our skilled dentists may recommend SRP treatment to stop the progression of gum disease.

If you require SRP treatment for gum disease, our experienced dental team in Chester Springs, PA will perform a deep cleaning procedure using ultrasonic and hand scaling instruments. This treatment may be done over more than one visit, depending on your diagnosis. We will also administer a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable during the procedure, and suggest sedation techniques if you feel anxious. Our dental hygienists will remove the accumulated plaque and tartar from below the gumline and smooth the tooth root surfaces. This can allow the gums to tighten against the teeth as they heal. Locally delivered antibiotics may also be used to enhance the results of the treatment.

After the SRP therapy, your gums may feel a little tender for a few days, but this can be relieved with warm salt water rinses or over-the-counter pain relievers. Maintaining good flossing and brushing habits each day is crucial to minimize plaque, tartar, and bacterial accumulation. Our dentists recommends a periodontal maintenance program who has got SRP treatment done in whole mouth, which includes thorough cleanings and periodontal evaluations every 3-4 months to maintain gum and bone health.

SRP is a common procedure for the treatment of gum disease and may be partially covered by dental insurance. At Eagle Family Smiles in Chester Springs, PA, we can contact your insurance provider to learn about your coverage details and determine your personal costs. If you do not carry dental insurance or have out-of-pocket expenses, our team can discuss convenient payment options with you. We make sure that the dental treatment is affordable and therefore we offer in-office dental plans which helps patients without dental insurance receive needed dental treatments.

At Eagle Family Smiles in Chester Springs, PA, our dentists and team offer affordable and quality dental care for the whole family, including emergency dental care and skilled scaling and root planing treatment for gum disease. We routinely screen for gum disease and offer various treatment options to preserve your oral health and beautiful smile. Contact our friendly practice today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our services.

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