Scaling and Root Planing in Houston, TX

If gum disease is diagnosed in the early stages known as gingivitis, it can typically be addressed with professional dental cleanings and improved oral health routines. However, if your gum condition develops into the next stage called periodontitis, Dr. Palmer may recommend scaling and root planing (SRP) therapy. SRP is a nonsurgical periodontal disease treatment that removes plaque, tartar, and unwanted bacteria from behind your gum tissues. To perform this treatment, our talented Houston, TX dental professionals smooth the outsides of the tooth roots within gum pockets with specially designed dental instruments. SRP works to create an ideal environment for your gums and stop the advancement of gum disease. When you notice signs of gum disease, schedule a consultation at Palmer Dental Group of Houston to learn more about scaling and root planing.

SRP treatment at our Houston, TX practice is generally offered in quadrants of your mouth over the course of 1 – 4 sessions. To help you remain comfortable, Dr. Palmer may numb your mouth with a general anesthetic. Sedation can also be discussed if you suffer from dental anxieties or fears. Once you are ready to get started, our hygienists will use an ultrasonic root scaler and handheld tools to carefully eliminate buildup and plaque from your gum pockets. The tooth root surfaces are then smoothed (planed) to minimize the areas where dangerous bacteria can accumulate. Topically delivered antibiotics might also be distributed deep into the gum pockets to improve gum health and manage bacterial accumulation.

At Palmer Dental Group of Houston, scaling and root planing is a restorative dental procedure that not only fights periodontal disease but also promotes overall dental health. The advantages of this advanced treatment include:

  • Helps defend against tooth loss and bone degeneration
  • Helps avert periodontitis-related problems, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes
  • Lowers the risk of gum disease progression
  • Can mitigate halitosis from gum disease
  • Directly addresses periodontal problems by taking off built-up plaque and tartar
  • Removes tartar and brightens the appearance of the enamel
  • Can help relieve tooth sensitivity to cold and hot products

I had an exceptional experience at Dr. Palmer's dental practice. From the moment I walked in, I was greeted warmly and made to feel right at home. The office ambiance was modern and inviting, and the cleanliness was top-notch, which immediately put me at ease. Dr. Palmer and his dental hygienist, Victoria, were not only highly professional but also incredibly courteous throughout my visit. They took the time to explain each step of the process, ensuring I felt comfortable and informed at all times. What truly stood out to me was their attention to detail and their genuine care for their patients' well-being. One thoughtful touch that made my visit even more pleasant was the personalized welcome sign with my name on it—a small gesture that spoke volumes about their commitment to customer satisfaction. Additionally, being able to watch Netflix during my cleaning was a fantastic perk that helped me relax and feel more at ease. Overall, I couldn't be more satisfied with the level of service I received from Dr. Palmer and Victoria. I highly recommend this practice to anyone in search of quality dental care in a welcoming environment. Thank you, Dr. Palmer and Victoria, for your exceptional care!

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I truly loved everything, from the time I walked in Dr. Palmer office the secretary was amazing and her attitude was in great spirits and truly showed care as a professional should’ve. I truly recommend if you want excellence go to Dr. Palmer and you won’t be disappointed.

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Experience and treatment have been great. The entire office is friendly and have taken great care of me and met all my expectations!

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Staff is always friendly and smiling.

S.J. Google

Beautiful clean office inside. excellent work and very talented staff. Abbiel was excellent. Dr Palmer is so kind.

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Thanks to advancements in the dental care industry, it's now possible to target and get rid of the concerns brought on by periodontal disease. At Palmer Dental Group of Houston, our team performs nonsurgical SRP treatments to treat the later stages of periodontal disease and help prevent its progression. Schedule a gumline evaluation with Dr. Palmer at his Houston, TX practice, or ask our team for more on scaling and root planing.

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