We prioritize the health and beauty of your smile, and our practice offers comprehensive periodontal treatments, including scaling and root planing, to combat gum disease and restore oral health. This nonsurgical procedure is a cornerstone of periodontal therapy, designed to meticulously clean the tooth surfaces and roots, promoting gum health and preventing the progression of gum disease.

What is Scaling and Root Planing?

Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning procedure that targets the removal of plaque and tartar (calculus) from below the gum line and smoothens the root surfaces. This treatment is essential for patients experiencing signs of gum disease, such as bleeding gums, persistent bad breath or gum recession.

Benefits of Scaling and Root Planing

  • Halts the Progression of Gum Disease: By removing plaque and tartar, this treatment stops the progression of gum disease at its source.
  • Improves Gum Health: Cleaning below the gum line helps reduce inflammation and infection, allowing the gums to heal and reattach to the teeth.
  • Prevents Tooth Loss: Early intervention with scaling and root planing can prevent the severe effects of gum disease, including tooth loss.

The Procedure

  • Thorough Examination: Our dentists will perform a detailed assessment of your gum health to determine the necessity of the procedure.
  • Scaling: Specialized tools are used to meticulously remove plaque and tartar from below the gum line.
  • Root Planing: The roots of the teeth are smoothed to promote healing and reattachment of the gums to the tooth surfaces. 

Contact Financial District Dentistry

For more information on scaling and root planing in San Francisco, California, or to schedule a consultation, please contact Financial District Dentistry at 415-399-9999. Our dedicated team are committed to providing exceptional periodontal care, ensuring your smile remains both healthy and radiant.