Scaling and Root Planing
Even with good daily oral hygiene, some plaque still remains in your mouth and over time it can harden and becomes tartar (also known as calculus) which, if left in your mouth, causes periodontal disease. A dentist or dental hygienist can only remove Tartar with a process called ‘scaling’ where either ultrasound vibrations or a manual tool called a scaler are used to remove tartar from the portion of your tooth that is below the gum line. Since plaque and calculus love to grab onto rough surfaces of the tooth, once the built-up tartar has been removed from your tooth, the rough or irregular surfaces are smoothed away with a process called ‘root theropy.’ This process is used to prevent periodontal disease, reverse any early signs of gum disease and to prevent any existing periodontal disease from spreading.
Meet Dr. Coope
Dr. Coope was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona in 1961. He received his undergraduate degree from University of Pennsylvania in 1984. He attended the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry from 1988 to 1991 where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery with Distinction. While in the Air Force, Dr. Coope completed a two year advanced general dentistry residency and became a Diplomate of the Federal Services Board of General Dentistry in 2002.
Our Quality Dental Services
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Even with good daily oral hygiene, some plaque still remains in your mouth and over time it can harden and becomes tartar (also known as calculus) which, if left in your mouth, causes periodontal disease. A dentist or dental hygienist can only remove Tartar with a process called ‘scaling’ where either ultrasound vibrations or a […]
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