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Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and Root Planing in Mission, TX

Scaling and root planing, otherwise known as “dental deep cleaning,” is a dental procedure that offers numerous benefits to patients looking to improve their oral health. In this process, our dentist removes the harmful, soft, sticky film that forms on the surface of the teeth and tartar above and below the gums with specialized tools. Since scaling and root planing can effectively remove millions of bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease, it is an excellent treatment for those with bad breath, bleeding gums, and mild to severe gum disease.

Clover Hills Dentistry proudly serves the Mission, TX, area with quality dental services. Dr. Jo-Ann Collantes provides general dentistry services to patients that need to regain their dental health. Our team is passionate about providing the highest level of care for all our patients, ensuring you receive the best service every time.

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Benefits of Scaling and Root Planing

Beyond cleaning away harmful bacteria, this treatment also reduces inflammation and gum bleeding in patients who suffer from it. It helps to prevent empty gum pockets around the teeth from developing and deepening, which can lead to bone loss. Plus, periodontal scaling and root planing also slow down or stop the further progression of gum disease. By engaging in scaling and root planing, many patients find improved comfort in their mouth and fresher breath overall. Overall, this simple but effective treatment provides many long-term advantages for oral hygiene and health.

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Expect Caring and Compassionate Care

Delivering dental care with empathy and kindness is vital to patients of all ages. Once you sit in one of our comfortable dental chairs, here’s what one can expect:


Since scaling and root planing can feel slightly uncomfortable, the process begins by numbing the area with a local anesthetic, followed by dental tools to dislodge plaque and tartar from under and above the gum line.


Scaling is a deeper dental cleaning that removes plaque, tartar, and deposits from around and below the gum line.

Root Planing

After removing stubborn bacteria, Dr. Collantes smooths away the roughened tooth root surfaces to produce an even, clean surface. Plaque and tartar love to stick onto hard surfaces, so the root planing process actively helps keep future bacterial accumulation under control.

Oral Irrigation

To finalize the treatment, Dr. Collantes kills and flushes out germs below the gum line. Oral irrigation supports the regrowth of healthy tissue.

Serving Mission, TX: Clover Hills Dentistry is a Quality Dental Care Experience for the Whole Family

At Clover Hills Dentistry, we pride ourselves on having a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Our team is committed to providing quality care in a supportive and comfortable environment so that you can feel at ease during your visit. Are you due for a dental appointment? Don’t delay! Call 956-997-9799 or send us a short message online to schedule an appointment at Clover Hills Dentistry.

2605 N. Shary Rd. Mission, TX 78574