As one of the most common and effective treatment methods recommended for gum disease, Northwestern Dental Group is happy to offer scaling and root planing in Vernon Hills, Illinois. This deep cleaning treatment is most effective to help with gum disease before it has progressed to more severe stages. This treatment includes two main steps:

  • First is the scaling procedure. This is where our dentists will remove plaque and dental calculus from the surface of your tooth.
  • The second and final stage of the treatment is root planing. This involves cleaning the roots of the teeth, thoroughly clearing off their surface, leaving it healthy and feeling smooth.

When the bacteria, plaque and tartar are removed, this halts the progression of your gum disease. And while most scaling and root planing procedures can be done without anesthetics, our office will be sure that the procedure is as comfortable as possible. This treatment, which may extend over several appointments as we work section by section, will leave your smile much more healthy and strong! If you would like to set up an appointment with our dentists, please call us at 847-457-8449 where one of our experienced team members will be happy to assist you!