Toluca Dental Care offers several non-surgical deep cleaning procedures, including scaling and root planing, to protect you and your smile from the effects of periodontal (gum) disease. Scaling involves removing tartar from the surface of the tooth, while root planing involves smoothing the surfaces of the tooth’s roots and removing any infected tooth structure. Both scaling and root planing are painlessly performed by either our dentist or hygienists and can help fight against gingivitis, the initial stage of periodontal disease. Unlike traditional dental cleanings that you receive at your regular check-ups, scaling and root planing are deeper cleanings used specifically to treat gingivitis. To learn more about scaling and root planing in Toluca Lake, California, and to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pema, contact our office today.