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Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing in Atlanta & Suwanee, Georgia

Transform your smile and maintain optimal oral health with Milestone Dentistry and Facial Aesthetics. We specialize in periodontal scaling & root planing and are committed to providing personalized and effective care for each of our patients. With our state-of-the-art technology and experienced team of dental professionals, you can trust that you are in good hands.

Consult with one of our dentists today.

What Are Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing?

Periodontal scaling and root planing are essential non-surgical procedures that effectively remove the etiologic agents, including dental plaque and tartar, that lead to gum inflammation and bone loss. These procedures are particularly effective in managing gingivitis and moderate to severe periodontal disease.

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Why You May Need Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing

There are several reasons why you may need scaling and root planing. These procedures can be used both as a preventative measure and as a stand-alone treatment. Here are some reasons why you may need these dental procedures:

Disease Prevention

Research has shown that periodontal infections can travel via the bloodstream to other parts of the body, leading to serious health problems like heart disease and lung infections. Scaling and root planing remove bacteria and halt the periodontal disease from progressing, preventing the bacteria from traveling to other parts of the body.

Tooth Protection

When gum pockets exceed 3mm in-depth, there is a greater risk of periodontal disease. As pockets deepen, they tend to house more colonies of dangerous bacteria. Eventually, a chronic inflammatory response by the body begins to destroy gingival and bone tissue, which may lead to tooth loss. Periodontal disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in the developed world.

Aesthetic Effects

Scaling and root planing help remove tartar and plaque from the teeth and below the gum line. As an added bonus, if superficial stains are present on the teeth, they will be removed in the process of the scaling and root planing procedure.

Better Breath

Halitosis (bad breath) is a common sign of periodontal disease. Food particles and bacteria can cause a persistent bad odor in the oral cavity, which is alleviated with cleaning procedures such as scaling and root planing.

Our Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing Treatment Procedure

Scaling and root planing treatments are only performed after a thorough examination of the mouth. Our dentist will take X-rays, conduct visual examinations, and make a diagnosis before recommending or beginning these procedures.

Here’s what to expect during your scaling and root planing appointment at Milestone Dentistry and Facial Aesthetics:


During this procedure, our dental professionals use specialized instruments, including ultrasonic scaling tools, to remove calculus and plaque from both the crown and root surfaces. Additionally, an irrigation process may be used to deliver an antimicrobial agent below the gum line, which can effectively reduce oral bacteria.

Root Planing

Root planing is a specialized treatment that focuses on eliminating cementum and dentin surfaces that are entrenched with harmful microorganisms, toxins, and tartar. This process involves smoothing the root surface of the tooth, which promotes optimal healing. By cleaning and smoothing the root surface, future colonization of bacteria is prevented by creating a clean and smooth surface that is difficult for bacteria to adhere to.
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Get Quality Dental Care at Milestone Dentistry and Facial Aesthetics

At Milestone Dentistry and Facial Aesthetics, we understand the importance of maintaining good oral health. Our team of dental professionals is committed to providing high-quality dental care and helping you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. If you have any questions or concerns about periodontal disease or any other dental issue, get in touch with us. We are here to help you maintain a healthy and beautiful smile for years to come.

Schedule a consultation today.

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