If you require deep cleaning to halt the spread of gum disease, our caring dentists may recommend scaling and root planing. This periodontal treatment is very effective at stopping gum disease and can be completed right in our office for your convenience. To learn more about the benefits of scaling and root planing at Northwestern Dental Group, call our office today!

Our experienced team’s goal with scaling and root planing is to discard all bacteria caused by plaque and tartar in your mouth. For your comfort, we usually split up scaling and root planing appointments into multiple short visits. We also offer sedatives to ensure you are comfortable during your time in our office.

Scaling and root planing consists of two main steps. First, our dentists will gently and carefully remove all plaque and tartar from your tooth’s surface. Second, they will deeply clean the roots of your teeth. After your tooth’s roots are clean, they will be smoothed to remove all bacteria remnants. We may recommend other dental therapy, such as antibiotics, to make sure the spread of gum disease has been completely blocked.

To learn more about scaling and root planing in Gurnee, Illinois, and to make your appointment, call our office at 847-505-0775 today!