Scaling and Root Planing

Some cases of acute periodontal (gum) disease that do not respond to more conventional treatment and self-care such as flossing may require a special kind of cleaning called scaling and root planing.

The procedure begins with administration of a local anesthetic to reduce any discomfort. Then, a small instrument called a "scaler," or an ultrasonic cleaner, is used to clean beneath your gum line to remove plaque and tartar.

The root surfaces on the tooth are then planed and smoothed. This lets the gum tissue heal and reattach itself to the tooth.

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Shreveport, LA Periodontist

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Shreveport, LA

Shreveport, LA
Periodontal Specialists
Blaine G. Calahan, DDS, MS
William Borders, DDS

7591 Fern Avenue, Suite 1805
Shreveport, LA 71105
(318) 868-0535

Natchitoches, LA

Natchitoches, LA 
Periodontal Specialist
Blaine G. Calahan, DDS, MS

128 E. 5th Street
NatchitochesLA 71457
(318) 868-0535