Las Colinas (972) 255-3382
7200 N. State Highway 161, Suite 210
Irving, TX 75039
Southlake (817) 809-4388
731 E. Southlake Blvd. #160
Southlake, TX 76092

Scaling & Root Planing

Scaling and root planing is used to help patients to treat advanced gum disease, which is also known as periodontitis. With a scaling and root planing procedure, the goal is to remove harmful plaque and tartar from below your gum line. Bacterial plaque and tartar are the primary causes of gum disease, which can cause inflammation, bleeding when you brush, and even tooth loss, if it’s not treated. Advanced gum disease can also increase your chances of heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, stroke, and preterm birth.