Scaling & Root Planing

The objective of scaling and root planing is to remove etiologic agents which cause inflammation to the gingival (gum) tissue and surrounding bone.  Common etiologic agents removed by this conventional periodontal therapy include dental plaque and tartar (calculus).

These non-surgical procedures which completely cleanse the periodontium, work very effectively for individuals suffering from gingivitis (mild gum inflammation) and moderate/severe periodontal disease.

Scaling & Root Planing - Dentist in Hanover PA

Signs & Symptoms:

While the best way to know if you are experiencing complications from gum disease is to visit a qualified dentist, there are a few signs you can look out for before your next appointment.

  • Swollen gums
  • Tender, painful gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Receding gum line
  • Bad breath
  • Loose teeth
  • New gaps between teeth
  • Pain when chewing


Visit our clinic now and consult with our able dentists about scaling and root planing procedures and they will guide you properly.