Scaling and root planing are non-surgical cleaning procedures designed to remove etiologic agents (plaque and tartar) that cause gingival inflammation and disease. Commonly performed as treatment for gingivitis and moderate to severe periodontal disease, the procedures can also be used on a preventative basis.

What Do The Procedures Entail?

Our team will take x-rays and thoroughly examine a patient’s mouth and gums before determining if scaling and root planing are the best options. The condition of the gums, amount of tartar, depth of the pockets, and the severity of periodontitis will contribute to his recommendation. If the procedure is carried out, a local anesthesia may be used.