Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing (deep cleaning) not only improves the health and appearance of the gingival tissues (gums), it markedly reduces bacterial toxins that have been directly linked with other health problems, including:

  • Cardiovascular disease – twice as likely in patients with periodontal disease.
  • Low-birth-weight babies – seven times more likely among women with periodontal disease.
  • Diabetes – complications and elevated blood sugars are more likely in patients with periodontal disease.