Scaling & Root Planing – Baltimore, MA

How We Help Stop Gum Disease from Spreading

Brushing and flossing every day helps you maintain a healthy smile, but if you already have gum disease, it won’t be enough to reverse the problem. At Harbor Periodontics, we can use a process called scaling and root planing to get rid of the tartar causing your gum problems. By combining this procedure with good oral hygiene, we can stop gum disease from spreading any further.


Why Choose Harbor Periodontics for Scaling & Root Planing?

  • Advanced Ultrasonic Scaling Tools
  • Knowledgeable Periodontist
  • Convenient Garage Parking Available


What To Expect

Scaling and root planing are also known as a “deep cleaning”, which is more complex than a traditional dental cleaning. It largely focuses on the roots of your teeth underneath your gum tissue. A local anesthetic is used to numb your mouth and minimize your discomfort. Our team can use an ultrasonic tool in order to break up and remove tartar deposits that have accumulated on your teeth.

Most patients report little to no discomfort during the scaling and root planing process. If a local anesthetic is applied, it may take several hours for the numbness to wear off. Overall, the entire procedure is very straightforward, and it’s extremely useful for stopping the spread of gum disease before it puts you at risk for even more severe oral health issues like tooth loss.

After The Treatment

By itself, scaling and root planing does not get rid of gum disease for good. If you want the treatment to be successful in the long run, you need to be proactive about maintaining great oral hygiene. That means brushing and flossing every day while also scheduling dental visits at least twice a year. This helps prevent plaque and tartar from building up again so that you can protect your gums from any future infections.

Scaling and root planing is particularly effective during the early stages of gum disease, as it addresses the problem before it becomes too developed and has had a chance to spread to other parts of the mouth. As soon as you notice the warning signs of early gum disease, call our office so that we can help you deal with the problem as quickly as possible.