Scaling and root planing is a dental treatment used to treat periodontal disease (gum disease). Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning method that can help your smile heal from periodontal disease. Our expert dental hygienists will clean between the gums and teeth down to the roots. Scaling and root planing helps to treat periodontal disease by removing bacteria, plaque, and tartar from the teeth. If needed, we may use a local anesthetic to numb the gums and roots of the teeth to ensure that the scaling and root planing treatment is painless and comfortable. Scaling and root planing can effectively halt the progression of periodontal disease if you maintain good dental hygiene and care after the procedure. To learn more about scaling and root planing and our other periodontal treatments, we welcome you to call or visit us at Smiles for Life Dental Group.