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. If effective, scaling and root planing helps the gums reattach themselves to the tooth structure.  Additional measures may be needed if the periodontal pockets persist after scaling and root planing.

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Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

10:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

Oct 1, Oct 8 (9 am-2 pm)

Saturday:

Oct 2, Oct 9 (9 am-2 pm) November Saturday schedule will be posted Oct 1.

Sunday:

Closed

    Well-Informed About Treatment Plan

    I appreciated how Dr. Barker showed my x-rays on a large monitor & explained what I was looking at. I felt informed & part of the treatment process. The administrative staff were also very helpful in explaining the costs of treatment and how my insurance would be contributing.

    - Jessica Y. 12/1/2017

    Excellent and easy visit

    Everything from beginning to end of this visit went smoothly. Scheduling was easy. The cleaning was thorough and efficient. Billing and insurance to get out the door was quick. I had not been to a dentist in years and I felt comfortable here.

    - Beck L. 12/6/2017

     Great service and professionalism

    Dr Barker provides high quality service with his thoroughness and knowledge. He explains things well to his patients and discusses any questions/concerns a patients may have. I can't say enough good things about him and his staff.

    - Naheed T. 12/12/2017