Scaling & Root Planing

Medford Oregon Family Dentist

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(541) 779-6401

Office Location

1117 E. Main Street, Ste 1
Medford, OR

We look forward to improving the oral health of everyone who trusts us with their dental care. For those whose gum health needs improvement, Dr. Joshua Rice may recommend scaling and root planing in Medford, Oregon. For more information on this periodontal service at Cascade Dental or to arrange a consultation with our dentist, call 541-779-6401.

Scaling and root planing is one of the most common and effective treatments recommended for gum disease before it becomes severe. This deep cleaning treatment includes two main steps:

  • Scaling: In scaling, we remove plaque and tartar (dental calculus) from the tooth surface.
  • Root Planing: This step involves cleaning the roots of the teeth, smoothing them to remove bacterial toxins.

The goals of scaling and root planing are to remove bacteria, plaque and tartar, and to halt the progress of the disease. While most scaling and root planing treatments can be completed comfortably without an anesthetic, our dentist can offer several anesthetic and other comfort options to make certain that you feel at ease during your treatment. The scaling and root planing treatment may be split up into several appointments, in which we treat one section of the mouth at each appointment.

Scaling and root planing may be combined with other types of periodontal therapy, such as antibiotic treatment. For most patients, scaling and root planing is enough to prevent periodontal disease from progressing further. For more information about the benefits of scaling and root planing and to learn more about the other types of periodontal treatment we offer, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Why Choose Cascade Dental?

IV Sedation

IV Sedation

Are nerves and anxiety keeping you from getting the treatment you need? Leave your worries behind with sedation dentistry!

Family Dentistry

Family Dentistry

Dentistry for your family couldn’t be more convenient. Dr. Rice treats adults and kids. Scheduling check-ups together saves you time and stress.

Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Missing teeth? Loose dentures? Implants can change your life and restore your smile’s form and function!

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Cosmetics

Veneers, beautifully blended fillings, crowns and bridge work can enhance and improve your smile and confidence. See our blog for examples!

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Emergency Dental Care

Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies are scary and inconvenient. Dr. Rice is trained in extractions, root canal treatments, and other emergency dental techniques.

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