Scaling and Root Planing

Deep cleaning of the mouth and gums are needed when periodontal disease is present.

About This Procedure

When periodontal disease is present your dentist may recommend deep cleaning of the teeth and gums by a periodontist.  It is important to remove bacteria that cause the disease and the food particles that help bacteria to proliferate.  Local anesthesia is often used during scaling and root planing to facilitate the patient's comfort during the procedure.


Contact Us

Mass General Dental Group – Boston

Suite 401165 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114
  • Near Public Transit
  • Accessible
  • Phone: 617-726-1076
  • Fax: 617-724-6681

Click here for directions to our Boston dental center, which is located about three blocks from the main hospital (adjacent to Whole Foods). Visitors should select '165 Cambridge Street' on the hospital map page.

Mass General Dental Group – Danvers

Endicott Medical Offices
104 Endicott Street
Suite 101
Danvers, MA 01923

Phone: 978-882-6600
Fax: 978-882-6677

Public Transportation Access: yes
Disabled Access: yes

Click here for directions to our Danvers dental center.

If you would like to schedule an appointment at either our Boston or Danvers practice, please call the appropriate number above.

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