If you would like to treat gum disease before it becomes severe, our dentists may recommend scaling and root planing. Scaling and root planing consists of two steps to be done in our office. To learn more about scaling and root planing in Vernon Hills, Illinois, call our office today!

The first step in scaling and root planing is the scaling treatment. During this step, our skilled dentists will clean your tooth’s surface to remove plaque and tartar, which contain bacteria that causes gum disease. The second step is root planing. During this step, the roots of your teeth are cleaned and smoothed. The cleaning ensures no bacteria or toxins remain in your tooth cavity.

At Northwestern Dental Group, our goal is to make sure all of our patients are as comfortable as possible during their appointments. We are pleased to offer IV sedation to make sure you are at ease during your time in our office.

Our excellent dentists may suggest you split your scaling and root planing treatments into multiple appointments for your comfort. At each appointment, a different section of your mouth is treated. Our dentists may also recommend other services and treatments, such as dental crowns or other periodontics, to ensure your smile is healthy and natural-looking.

To learn more about scaling and root planing, or to schedule an appointment, call our office at 847-371-3341 today!