One of the first treatments Dr. Hershkowitz may recommend to treat gum disease is scaling and root planing. Scaling and root planing is a type of deep dental cleaning designed to remove harmful bacteria, plaque and tartar from your mouth and halt the progression of the disease. It is highly effective in treating the earlier stages of gum disease, especially when combined with other periodontal treatments. Scaling and root planing consists of two steps:

Most scaling and root planing treatments can be completed without the use of an anesthetic. However, anesthetic is available should you need it. We may also split your treatment into several appointments in order to treat each section of your mouth thoroughly.

Your scaling and root planing treatment may be combined with antibiotic therapy or other periodontal treatments to provide you with the best results.

Call us today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Hershkowitz and learn more about scaling and root planing. We are committed to helping you regain a healthy mouth and smile.