440 West 65th Street | Hialeah, Fl 33012  (305) 456-6322

Scaling and Root Planing in Hialeah, FL

Gum disease, if left unchecked, can significantly impact not just your oral health but your overall well-being. For instances of acute periodontal (gum) disease that don’t improve with traditional treatments like daily flossing, a deeper clean known as scaling and root planing may be necessary.


Understanding Scaling and Root Planing

This procedure begins with the application of a local anesthetic to ensure comfort throughout. Using a specialized tool called a scaler, or sometimes an ultrasonic cleaner, the dentist meticulously removes plaque and tartar buildup from beneath the gumline. Following the scaling process, the tooth’s root surfaces are smoothed or “planed”. This crucial step helps the gum tissues heal and more easily reattach to the tooth, reducing the depth of periodontal pockets and aiding in the prevention of further plaque buildup.


If you’re experiencing signs of gum disease or have been advised that you need a more thorough cleaning to address periodontal issues, scaling and root planing could be the right course of action for you. For those in Hialeah seeking to improve their oral health through scaling and root planing, don’t hesitate to contact our office. Taking action now can lead to healthier gums and a stronger foundation for your overall dental health.


Oramas Dental Center

Hialeah, FL Cosmetic Dentist
440 West 65th Street
Hialeah, FL 33012
Phone: (305) 456-6322


Monday: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday, Sunday: Closed