Scale And Root Planing

Scale and Root Planing

"AAP treatment guidelines stress that periodontal health should be achieved in the least invasive and most cost-effective manner. This is often accomplished through non-surgical periodontal treatment, including scaling and root planing (a careful cleaning of the root surfaces to remove plaque and calculus [tartar] from deep periodontal pockets and to smooth the tooth root to remove bacterial toxins), followed by adjunctive therapy such as local delivery antimicrobials and host modulation, as needed on a case-by-case basis.

Most periodontists would agree that after scaling and root planing, many patients do not require any further active treatment, including surgical therapy. However, the majority of patients will require ongoing maintenance therapy to sustain health. Non-surgical therapy does have its limitations, however, and when it does not achieve periodontal health, surgery may be indicated to restore periodontal anatomy damaged by periodontal diseases and to facilitate oral hygiene practices."1

1."What Is a Periodontist?"Http:// American Academy of Periodontology, 24 Feb. 2011. Web. 11 Apr. 2012.


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We are located in the Meridian Northgate building-- the same building as Associated Behavior Health. Parking is located on the lobby level, or, additional spaces are found in the underground parking garage, designated 2 hr parking. If you arrive prior to 8 am, you will need to walk up the stairs to the lobby level to enter.

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule




7:30 am-4:30 pm


7:30 am-4:30 pm


7:30 am-4:30 pm


7:30 am-2:30 pm