Services & Care

Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal therapy (including scaling, root-planing or deep-cleaning) is a procedure involving the removal of harmful bacterial cement (called calculus or tartar) from below the gum line. This results in a dramatic reduction in disease and inflammation. With proper and consistent follow-up care and home care, the gums can be restored to a healthy state. Root-planing is usually performed with local anesthesia to keep the patient comfortable during the procedure. Many times it can be performed in two to four visits depending upon the amount of deposit or inflammation present.