Cleaning (Scaling and Root Planning)

Here at Pearly Whites Plus, we offer a full suite of services. When you get your teeth cleaned with us we include dental scaling, which is usually done in conjunction with root planning. Scaling and root planning is one of the most effective ways to treat gum disease before it becomes severe.

Dental scaling and root planning cleans between your gums and your teeth down to their roots. It is a procedure that helps to remove tartar and plaque build-up from your teeth and also helps your teeth to regain their health, leaving you with a healthy smile.

Scaling is a routine treatment for all of our clients as it removes the plaque that has calcified into tartar which your toothbrush and floss cannot eliminate.  Scaling around the crown of the tooth and below the gum line (2-3mm) is an absolute necessity for every cleaning appointment.  Root planing is done when the client has signs of bone loss (pockets of 4 to 10mm) and tartar needs to be removed on the root surface and that surface needs to be smoothed.