Santa Monica Cosmetic Dentistry: Hale & Hale, DDS Offers Scaling and Root Planing in Santa Monica

Scaling and root planing is a technique dentists and dental hygienists do to stop gum disease. Gum, or periodontal, disease occurs when bacteria and remains of food get stuck at and under the gums, and form plaque. Plaque then stars to mix with other natural minerals in the mouth to form a hard surface called tartar, which sticks to teeth, fillings and crowns. Over time, the tartar may lead to gum disease, which is characterized by red and swollen gums.

root planing and scaling

Root lanning

Scaling and root planing is a dental procedure to stop gum disease. It is especially helpful if the roots of the teeth have a lot of tartar, or the gums started to separate from the teeth because of the tartar. It involves a tool that a dentist uses to clean the tartar between the gums and the teeth, down to the root.

Make an appointment today to schedule your scaling and root planing in Santa Monica, or call us at 310.453.9631 for more information.