Scaling & Root Planing

Our dentist can improve the health of your teeth and gums when you visit them for scaling and root planing in Newhall, California. Our team will scale destructive plaque and tartar from your teeth, and then smooth the teeth roots to prevent the plaque and tartar from sticking again. Improve you oral and overall health by visiting Dr. Brian Edwards, DDS for a scaling and root planing treatment.

Scaling: In scaling, we remove plaque and tartar (dental calculus) from the tooth surface.
Root Planing: This step involves cleaning the roots of the teeth, smoothing the root to remove bacterial toxins.
The goals of scaling and root planing are to remove bacteria, plaque, and tartar, and to halt the progress of the disease. While most scaling and root planing treatments can be completed comfortably without anesthetic, our dentists is happy to offer anesthetic and other comfort options to make certain that you feel at ease during your treatment. The scaling and root planing treatment may be split up into several appointments, in which we treat one section of the mouth at each appointment.

Scaling and root planing may be combined with other types of periodontal therapy, such as antibiotic treatment. For most patients, scaling and root planing is enough to prevent periodontal disease from progressing further. For more information about the benefits of scaling and root planing, and to learn more about the other types of periodontal treatment we offer, please do not hesitate to contact our office.