Scaling & Root Planing

At Periodontal Associates, you will be at the forefront of advanced periodontal care. Dr. Dan Thousand and Dr. Katelyn Fleming pride themselves on employing the most effective, patient-friendly procedures. One of the first treatments to alleviate gum disease we advocate for is non-surgical scaling and root planing.

Scaling and root planing, often dubbed the “deep cleaning” procedure, is our initial starting point should you have gum disease. It is non-invasive, meaning it negates the need for cuts and stitches. It is as comfortable as possible considering the gums are typically swollen and inflamed if you have gum disease. It can drastically improve your periodontal and overall health. While scaling and root planing invariably elevates the condition of your gums, some severe cases might still necessitate surgery for total healing. Nevertheless, this treatment forms a foundational step, ensuring better outcomes even if further procedures are required.

More than just oral health, periodontal wellness is intricately linked to your overall systemic health. Treating gum disease can mitigate the risk of conditions like heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Gum disease, when left unchecked, can lead to tooth loss. Through non-surgical scaling and root planing, we aim to preserve and protect teeth that might otherwise be lost.

Do not wait for gum disease to dictate terms. Call our periodontists and team at 303-795-5700 today and reclaim your radiant smile by scheduling your scaling and root planing in Centennial, Colorado.