Scaling and Root Planing

The team at Las Cruces Dental Associates is proud to provide scaling and root planing, two non-surgical cleaning procedures, to protect you against the effects of periodontal (gum) disease. Scaling is a procedure that involves removing tartar from the tooth’s surfaces, while root planing involves smoothing the tooth’s roots and removing infected structure. With scaling and root planing, we can treat and even reverse gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease. Contact us today if you experience red, swollen, and/or bleeding gums as these are signs of gum disease. We look forward to returning you to optimal oral health!