If you are struggling with periodontal disease, which is commonly referred to as gum disease, our dentist and team can help you improve your oral health with scaling and root planing. This is a common yet effective treatment that helps stop the progression of gum disease.

What Is Scaling and Root Planing?

During a scaling and root planing treatment, we will remove bacteria, plaque and tartar from the tooth surfaces and tooth roots, leaving you with a healthier smile.


In the scaling portion of the procedure, our team will gently remove plaque and tartar from the tooth surface with a scaling tool.

Root Planing

While root planing, we will clean the roots of your teeth, smoothing them to remove bacterial toxins.

What Should I Expect?

Of the many periodontal treatments available, scaling and root planing is quite comfortable. In fact, typically this treatment can be performed without the use of anesthetic. However, should you choose to, a member of our team can offer you anesthetic or other comfort options to help you feel at-ease.

In some cases, scaling and root planing can be completed in one appointment. However, there are many cases in which we will split the procedure into several appointments, treating different parts of the mouth during each appointment.

Scaling and root planing can be combined with other periodontal therapies, like antibiotic treatment and laser treatment.

If you are interested in getting an appointment for scaling and root planing in Longmont, Colorado, schedule an appointment with Dr. Todd M. Roby at 303-776-2020.