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Plantation Office

8962 Cleary Blvd
Plantation, FL 33324
Ph: (954) 915-8080
Fx: (954) 915-0171

North Miami Beach

1400 NE Miami Gardens Dr. Ste. 215
North Miami Beach, FL 33179
Ph: (305) 956-9996
Fx: (305) 965-9997

Scaling and Root Planing

Some cases of acute periodontal (gum) disease that do not respond to more conventional treatment and self-care such as flossing may require a special kind of cleaning called scaling and root planing.

The procedure begins with administration of a local anesthetic to reduce any discomfort. Then, a small instrument called a "scaler," or an ultrasonic cleaner, is used to clean beneath your gum line to remove plaque and tartar.

The root surfaces on the tooth are then planed and smoothed. If effective, scaling and root planing helps the gums reattach themselves to the tooth structure.  Additional measures may be needed if the periodontal pockets persist after scaling and root planing.

 

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Monday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

Saturday:

Specialty Care

(By Appointment)

Sunday:

Closed