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Scaling and Planing
Tooth Scaling

Tooth scaling removes plaque and hard crusty calculus deposits, also known as tartar. Both of which are loaded with bacteria.


Sub-gingival tooth scaling is necessary when plaque and tartar are detected below the gum line.

Micro Ultrasonic Scaling
Micro Ultrasonic Scaling

We provide our patients with the luxury of Ultrasonic Scaling. It is more comfortable for patients and allows for the scaling process to be completed faster than having to 'scrape' tooth surfaces like the conventional scaling process.

Root Planing

Sometimes after a tooth scaling, the roots of a tooth must be planed in order to create a smooth surface for the gum tissue to re-attach to. In addition to the planing, your dentist may also prescribe medication in order to control infection and pain.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

R. Scott Smith, D.D.S. would love to meet you and your family and provide you with the dental care you need to give each of you the smile you deserve!




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(714) 771-3111