Periodontal Services

Root Planing & Scaling is an effective way to treat periodontal disease. Gum disease, or Periodontal disease, is the loss of bone around teeth due to infection. As the infection progresses, pockets can develop around the teeth. If the depth of a pocket becomes greater than 4 millimeters, root planing and deep scaling is required.

If root planings and deep scalings are not performed, the infection will continue to progress and the bone around the tooth will deteriorate causing tooth loss.

After root planings and deep scalings, the gums will begin to heal and tighten around the teeth again, making the pockets smaller.