Scaling and Root Planing

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.

If it has been sometime since your last dental visit or have been diagnosed with periodontal (gum) disease you may need more than a routine dental cleaning. This procedure is done typically in two visits with either topical (oraqix) or local anesthetic. The technique is to cleanse well below the gum line and remove unhealthy build up, and tissue and smooth the root surfaces for proper healing. Post operatively you should have minimal discomfort and custom instructions and home care is discussed at each visit.

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

Meet our Team

Drs. Susan and Brent Hale are a husband and wife team who opened their Westside dental practice in 1987. They have been a constant favorite of entertainment and technology professionals, community leaders, newcomers to L.A., and pretty much everyone who values excellence as a standard of their dentistry.

Dr. Brent Hale


Dr. Susan Hale


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