Our dentist, Dr. Gene Flanagan, may recommend that you get a scaling and root planing treatment in Arlington, Texas, if you suffer from periodontal disease. Schedule your gentle appointment with our team at 817-468-8600 today.

If you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, we typically recommend that you get scaling and root planing treatments. This is one of the most common and effective treatments recommended for periodontal disease and can help before it becomes a severe condition. Often called a deep cleaning, the treatment incorporates two main steps:

  • Scaling: In this phase of the treatment, we will remove plaque and tartar, which is also called dental calculus, from the surface of the tooth.
  • Root Planing: We will then clean the roots of the teeth, and will smooth the tooth roots to remove bacterial toxins.

The goal of scaling and root planing is to halt the progress of the disease, by removing plaque, bacteria and tartar from the mouth. While most scaling and root planing treatments can be comfortably completed without the use of anesthetic, we offer many comfort options to help you feel comfortable during your treatment. In many cases, we may split up your treatments into several appointments, where we will treat one section of the mouth at a time.

Occasionally, we may combine scaling and root planing with other forms of periodontal therapy, such as antibiotic treatment. Typically, scaling and root planing treatments are enough to prevent the progression of periodontal disease. If you are interested in learning more about this service and its benefits, call our office to speak with a member of the team.