Scaling and Root Planning

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. This lets the gum tissue heal and reattach itself to the tooth.

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Hours of Operation

Monday

10:00am – 7:00pm

Tuesday

8:00am – 7:00pm

Wednesday

8:00am – 7:00pm

Thursday

10:00am – 7:00pm

Friday

8:00am – 4:00pm

 

Additional Information
We are open Saturday's by appointment only:
9:00am to 2:00pm
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