Periodontic Services

Scaling & Root Planing

The first step is scaling. This involves scraping away the tartar buildup on teeth, both above and below the gum line.2 Tartar develops when plaque, a sticky film of naturally occurring bacteria, hardens on teeth.1 The longer plaque and tartar are on teeth, the more damage can occur to teeth and gums.2

Root planing comes next. It involves removing rough areas on the root below the gumline where germs grow.2 Bacteria create the infection that causes gum disease.2

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9:00am – 6:00pm

9:00am – 6:00pm

8:00am – 6:00pm

9:00am – 6:00pm

9:00am – 2:00pm

1 “Oral Health Topics A-Z. Cleaning Your Teeth and Gums (Oral Hygiene).” American Dental Association. Accessed 2009. 2 “Periodontal (Gum) Disease: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments.” National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health, June 18, 2009. Accessed 2009.