Scaling and Root Planning - Healthy Teeth in Non-Surgical Way. Cambridge, MA

Scaling and Root Planning - Healthy Teeth in Non-Surgical Way

Scaling and root planning is not nearly as frightening or confusing as it sounds. Basically it’s a deep dental cleaning treatment or solution for periodontal gum disease for when gums start to pull away from the teeth or when the roots have tarter on them. This procedure along with proper dental hygiene, typically eliminates gum disease.

Some adults with periodontal disease are unaware that they are affected by it. It’s a slow, painless, progressing disease if left untreated. It’s caused by bacteria accumulating under and at the gum line. Over time people with this disease may experience irritation and red, swollen and tender gums. Dentists in Cambridge can quickly and easily diagnose gum disease and can get you on the road to recovery. 

Scaling and root planning is cleaning the plaque and tarter trapped between the gums and teeth, all the way down to the roots. Prior to the procedure, a local anesthetic may be given to numb the gums and teeth. The procedure can be completed by a dentist, a dental hygienist or a periodontist. 

An ultrasonic tool or scraping tool to clean the teeth and gums. During the procedure antibiotic fibers may be placed into pockets between teeth and gums. This speeds up the healing process and prevents infection. One week after the procedure the fibers are removed.

Your Cambridge dentist can give you a clean, healthy mouth without surgery.
Call us today if you have any questions regarding scaling and root planning. 

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Hours Of Operation

Monday 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Tuesday 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Thursday 9:30AM - 6:30PM
Friday 9:30AM - 5:00PM
Saturday 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Sunday Closed

Our Location

180 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge, MA 02138
Located at Fresh Pond Mall next to Whole Foods store

Payment Options

MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, cash and Care Credit


We accept all major insurance plans such as Delta Dental, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, MetLife, Altus and many more. We also accept Mass Health, Commonwealth Care Plans (type I) and United Health Care SCO. Do not hesitate to call our treatment coordinators if you have any questions or concerns regarding your insurance benefits