Root Planing in Houston TX

What is a Root Planing Procedure?

Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning below the gumline. Each person's oral health is unique. The teeth and gums' stage and condition will dictate how challenging a deep cleaning will be and how long it takes to heal. Usually, a deep cleaning is done one-half of the mouth at a time—with an average treatment healing in a day or two.

During a deep cleaning, we will numb the areas of your gums where we are working, which will keep you from feeling any discomfort during the procedure. Our hygienist will remove any tartar build-up found on tooth roots below the gumline using a ultrasonic dental tool. The tooth root gets a smooth finish to allow the gum tissues to start re-attaching themselves. Our office uses a unique ultrasonic device that will provide the quickest and most comfortable deep cleaning possible. After your root planing procedure, Dr. Bibb may recommend taking medications to help control soreness, keep away infections, and promote healing.

Is Root Planing Covered by Dental Insurance?

The benefits of a root planing procedure to your teeth, gums and entire body outweigh the serious problems that can happen if gum disease is left untreated. Every dental insurance provider is different in some ways and many set a specific limit, per year, for dental coverage and includes things such as general cleanings and dental x-rays but often enough the need for a deep cleaning can go beyond this limit but it is very important to check. We will be very happy to work with your dental insurance provider to see if you're covered for a deep cleaning. Call us at (713) 869-0334 and let us know who your dental provider is and we can get some questions answered right over the phone and then schedule an appointment to have your come into our office for an evaluation.

Is it Expensive?

Fortunately, if you are left paying for a deep cleaning yourself, it is a very affordable preventive procedure that will help keep your teeth and gums their healthiest. We can work with you to come up with an easy way to pay for a deep cleaning. Please visit our payment and financing options page to learn more or call us directly at (713) 869-0334 or even request an appointment and come in to discuss your payment and financing options.

 Payment Policy

We accept a wide array of insurances. We submit claims on behalf of our patients so the insurance companies deal directly with our office.

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Call our office today at (713) 869-0334 to schedule an appointment with our front office team or simply fill out our online appointment request.

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