The benefits of scaling and root planing when periodontal disease has been diagnosed

While it is essential to do everything you can to prevent gum disease, there are times when it may still occur. That is why the team at Family Dental Center in Manteca, California, urges patients to visit their dental team at least twice a year for a cleaning and evaluation. These routine appointments allow Drs. Mircea Mitu and George D’Louhy to look for the early signs of periodontal disease and provide effective diagnosis and treatment. Once the condition is controlled, patients can take care of their teeth at home and with our dental team to maintain their oral health and wellness.

Periodontal scaling and root planing

Drs. Mircea Mitu and George D’Louhy of Manteca regularly work with patients who have been diagnosed with periodontal disease and need treatment. Periodontal scaling and root planing is a great way to get the smile back to health with a professional. It is a deep cleaning of the teeth that includes the roots of the teeth underneath the gums. Our team also provides laser periodontal therapy, a non-surgical gum disease treatment that our patients might also consider.

What are the benefits of scaling and root planing?

This treatment can be very beneficial for patients dealing with the early stages of gum disease. It is a less invasive way to clean the teeth and can help remove the bacteria causing the infection. Scaling and root planing can also help improve the gums’ overall health, which can prevent further damage from occurring.

Who is a good candidate for scaling and root planing?

Any patient diagnosed with periodontal disease or gingivitis could be a good candidate for this procedure. Our dentists will thoroughly examine the smile and make recommendations for treatment based on what they see.

Schedule a visit with Drs. Mircea Mitu and George D’Louhy

Manteca, CA patients who need a periodontal scaling and root planing or want to discuss non-surgical gum disease treatment such as laser therapy will need to connect with our team of professionals to discuss their options. Family Dental Center is located at 521 East Center Street and can be reached by phone at (209) 420-1205.

Dr. Mircea Mitu

Mircea Mitu DDS, FICOI

Dr. Mircea Mitu has almost three decades of dental experience, including nine years of associateship and managing clinical practices in the East Bay Area and several years of practice and academic positions in prosthodontics. Before setting up his practice, he completed hundreds of hours in postgraduate dentistry. He has attended prestigious organizations like the UCLA Center for Aesthetic Program and Misch International Implant Institute.

Dr. Mitu is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and San Joaquin County Dental Association and is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Dr. George D’Louhy DDS, MS

George D’Louhy DDS, MS

Dr. George D’Louhy is a respected orthodontist who has been practicing for 30 years. Dr. D’Louhy earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from St. Louis University and completed further advanced training to receive his Speciality in Orthodontics MS degree from St. Louis University School of Orthodontics.

As a specialist in Orthodontics, Dr. D’Louhy applies his three decades of experience and his expertise using Full Banded Orthodontics and other treatments to help patients achieve stunning smiles. Dr. D’Louhy is trusted for his technical skills and ability to work with patients and their parents to create beautiful, healthy smiles.