TARGETING GUM DISEASE Scaling and root planning is a treatment use to attack gum disease. The source of gum disease is found below the gum line, which is why we propose treatments that will clean deep down your gum line to stop the spread of bacteria and prevent the progression of bone loss. WHY DO YOU NEED IT? Gum disease thrives on bacteria present under the gum line. Scale and root planning specifically targets the toxins that cause problems on your teeth and down in your roots. Our scale and root planning procedure will target plaque, bacterial toxins, and tartar deposits from your teeth and gums. If left untreated, gum disease can begin to cause your gums to pull away from your teeth and cause serious damage to your teeth and the bones under them. Scaling and planning will clean the pockets between your teeth and gums, removing plaque and protecting your gums. Trust our expert dentists with the help you need.