Gingivitis (the earliest stage of gum disease) is caused when acid, plaque, and bacteria accumulate in the gum pockets (where the teeth and gums meet), which leads to gum bleeding, inflammation, persistent bad breath, a receding gumline, and other symptoms. The most common procedure to treat gingivitis is scaling and root planing (SRP), which restores the health of the gums and teeth by deep cleaning below the gumline, then planing or smoothing the surface of the tooth to minimize future build up. After one or several SRP treatments at DentalWorks - Spartanburg in Spartanburg, SC by our dentists, the teeth and gums are usually restored to health and the patient's symptoms will start to clear.
"If I could give 0 stars I would Everything in the place of business went well. Only had $160 worth of work done paid $100 up front and billed the rest and DentalWorks ran my girlfriend and I debit card for $400. After I get my money returned that they stole from me I will never be returning to this location ever again. I wouldn't recommend going here unless you want your money stolen!"- Anonymous / Facebook / Aug 11, 2017
"People, please read this full review, as I am just wanting to help others out. Like whoever is reading this, I looked up reviews on Dental Works before I went too. I was so so happy the day I got treated here because the office staff was so nice and Dr. O'Brien made me feel so comfortable! The lady that cleaned my teet...h was super nice and patient with me too! Now, accidents happen all the time, but I was charged $400, significantly over the amount I authorized or had work done for. I understand that errors occur, we are all human. What disappoints me is how it was handled. Office staff had a complete personality change over this, mind you, something out of my control and by no means my error! My goodness, today when I walked in to discuss this matter with them, I didn't even get a hello. I was simply told to sit down. Because of their error, again a significant amount of money, my bank account has an issue now. Dental works told me they authorized the refund and so forth but I've met with my bank local and spoken regional and they haven't gotten a refunded payment come through yet. I know that refunds take several business days, but there isn't anything even pending yet, and again their error has messed up my finances until I get paid again. I pray that it goes through and they are being totally honest with me. Regardless though, this was handled unprofessionally. I've gotten laughed at, snarled faces, etc. and all that I MYSELF did was give this place a try as a new patient. In fact, the blame got on everybody else except them! They blamed the bank they do their financials with, then it was my bank's fault, blah blah blah. Sitting in the office today, I was told that they don't keep any checks or money in their office for refunds, etc. but office manager had just right before stated that she was at the bank for Dental Works just like every Friday?? When I asked her to get her boss or the bank they work with on the phone while I was present, she absolutely would not do it and after demanding she do it 4 or 5 times, she finally leaves the office, goes who knows where because "she can't call that particular extension from her phone" ummm your office phone is functional and I just saw calls coming in on it?? Seems weird!!! Obviously, going by the reviews on here, noone has had this particular issue. My warning to everybody out there though is that if it happened to me and this is how it was handled, it could happen to you. I don't want to get any service provided to me from people who can turn on you at the drop of a hat for THEIR own mistake. Right is right and wrong is wrong. And to make me wait on that kind of amount of money for days after you made such a "boo boo" is just not right. Good luck Dental Works patients. See More"- S.M. / Facebook / Aug 11, 2017
"Professional, kind and knowledgeable. Great place for dentistry."- A.R. / Google / Jul 31, 2017
"After 2 years I finally am back at a dental office I feel comfortable with (my dental plan changed and my prior dentist didn't accept the new one). My exclusive dental plan requires me to use one of only two "chain" dental companies in my area. My experience at the chain across the street was horrific and I was weary o...f attempting another. I'm glad I did!! I had a perfect dental experience at Dentalworks -Spartanburg!! My teeth are cleaned, I have no cavities (strange since the "other" told me I had 4 ?), I don't have gingivitis (strange since the other told me I did ... are we seeing a pattern here). Love the staff and the environment at Dental Works!! See More"- B.S. / Facebook / Jul 11, 2017
"Excellent people staff do very great work, would recommend anyone everyone to go there"- T.B. / Google / Jul 03, 2017
What to Expect
For the SRP treatment, our dentists will put local anesthesia on the areas being treated. Sedation can be added to help the patient remain relaxed and comfortable during the treatment. To reach all areas of the gum pockets and remove the tartar and plaque that has built up, our dentists will use a hand scaling instrument or an ultrasonic cleaner. After the gum pocket is cleaned, our dentists will minimize the places where tartar and plaque can become stuck by smoothing (planing) the enamel of the tooth. Following the treatment, the gum tissue can start to repair and reattach properly to the tooth root. Some patients may need more than one procedure to achieve their ideal results.
After the SRP procedure is done, patients might have some inflammation or bleeding of the gums for a few days. To keep the gums and teeth clean after the SRP treatment, patients should talk about correct techniques for brushing and flossing so they can establish a good home care practice. Patients should also be certain to make an appointment for dental exams at least once a year at DentalWorks - Spartanburg or as recommended by our dentists. Our dentists will usually schedule a follow up appointment 2 - 4 months after the treatment to check the patient's progress.
Because SRP is often a medically necessary procedure for gum disease, most dental insurance policies will pay for some or all of the expenses of the treatment. DentalWorks - Spartanburg will contact the patient's insurance company to figure out their specific coverage and personal expenses. Patients can also discuss payment methods and financing plans while they have their consultation with our dentists.
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Clean, Healthy Gums
To prevent more advanced stages of periodontal disease, scaling and root planing (SRP) at DentalWorks - Spartanburg in Spartanburg, SC is an effective, nonsurgical procedure that may help to stop symptoms like bad breath, bleeding gums, gum recession and loose teeth. Scaling and root planing by our dentists get your dental health back on track so you can have a dazzling, healthy smile.