1314 S. King Street Suite 418
Honolulu, HI 96814

Scaling and Root Planing
 

Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

Oral Hygiene/Health 2020 emphasis is on keeping our mouths more basic (higher ph), good salivary flow and encouraging a shift in oral flora (bacteria) to the "good guys" (non disease causing bacteria). At your next telephone follow-up appointment, Dr. Chin will review your oral home care program. Updated suggestions may include regular use of remineralization pastes; diet- arginine rich foods (see videos below), xylitol (amount and timing important), basic chews; tooth varnishes, non alcohol mouthrinses, mouth sprays, mouth gels. Healthy mouths help us have healthy bodies!

 

Emphasis on oral health and relationship to whole body health is a of primary importance to Dr. Chin and team and include a lifestlye and habits as below:

  • EXCELLENT oral health
  • REGULAR oral home care program
  • BALANCED diet
  • REGULAR SLEEPing habits (at least 7-9 hours nightly), have routine, put technology 'to bed", have dinner as early as able.
  • STRESS MANAGEMENT - breathing, meditation
  • ENJOY life with loved ones- keep connected, savour meals together.
  • FOREVER STUDENT- learn something new everyday!
  • Regular EXERCISE
  • SPIRITUAL WELL BEING- gratitude journal, prayer.

 

Some cases of acute periodontal (gum) disease that do not respond to more conventional treatment and self-care such as flossing may require a special kind of cleaning called scaling and root planing.

The procedure begins with administration of a local anesthetic to reduce any discomfort. Then, a small instrument called a "scaler," or an ultrasonic cleaner, is used to clean beneath your gum line to remove plaque and tartar.

The root surfaces on the tooth are then planed and smoothed. If effective, scaling and root planing helps the gums reattach themselves to the tooth structure.  Additional measures may be needed if the periodontal pockets persist after scaling and root planing.


Contact Us

Angela M.A. Chin, DMD, FAGD
1314 S. King Street Suite 418
Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone: (808) 488-8577
Fax: (808) 488-8578