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Improve Your Smile with Root Planing

With more than 40 years of experience, Dr. Leichter and his team of experienced dentists utilize advanced techniques and materials to provide thorough and precise dental root planing treatment. Ensuring optimal gum health and a beautiful smile for each patient. Contact Boca Perio Implants and book a consultation for the best dental care.

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About the Procedure

Our root planing involves smoothing the rough spots on the roots of the teeth that can promote gum disease by trapping and holding bacteria. Planing requires a specialized skill involving the scaling of the root of the tooth, made up of cementum. Because cementum is softer than enamel, it is affected more by ongoing build-up and inflammatory byproducts. A smooth cementum provides less opportunity for bacteria to linger and form calculus, and is an important part of stopping and preventing periodontal disease, especially once deeper pockets have formed in the gums, which are really in the bone.

It is a non-surgical treatment1 and topical anesthesia is used to ensure your comfort throughout the process. By eliminating harmful build-up and promoting healing, dental root planing can prevent further damage to gum health.

Who Is a Candidate

Suitable candidates are patients who have gum disease and experience symptoms such as bleeding gums, swelling, redness, bad breath, gum recession, or loose teeth. Consulting with Dr. Leichter at our Boca Raton office can help determine if this treatment is beneficial for your individual needs and oral health goals.

Benefits of Root Planing

The treatment has many benefits and can help alleviate the symptoms of gum disease while improving your oral health and hygiene. These include:

  • Prevention of further progression of gum disease.
  • Removal of plaque and tartar buildup reduces the risk of infection and inflammation.
  • The smoothing of rough spots on root surfaces makes the surfaces cleaner and less prone to bacteria adhering to them.
  • Reduced gum sensitivity and bleeding.
  • With the removal of plaque and tartar from the roots, brushing and flossing become more effective in reaching and cleaning the tooth surfaces.

Why Choose Boca Perio Implants?

At Boca Perio Implants, our highly skilled periodontist, Dr. Leichter, offers comprehensive periodontal care, including scaling and root planing. With extensive training and experience in this area, we utilize the industry’s highest-quality materials and standards of care to ensure safe and effective treatment. Dr. Leichter, an Ivy-league graduate, is committed to providing the highest level of dental care for patients seeking improved oral health. Schedule your appointment today – whether you’re in the Boca Raton area or from out of town, we can help.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is root planing?

It is a dental procedure that involves the smoothing of rough spots on the roots of the teeth to prevent bacterial buildup and promote prevention of gum disease.

How much does scaling and root planing cost without insurance?

Determination of cost requires a thorough evaluation of your oral health to ascertain the best treatment options and the extent of treatment. Contact us at Boca Perio Implants to schedule a consultation for an accurate cost assessment.

Does scaling and root planing hurt?

During the procedure, the gums and tooth roots are numbed with a topical anesthesia, minimizing discomfort. Some patients may experience mild sensitivity or tenderness afterward, but it can be managed with proper oral care.

Is scaling and root planing necessary?

Scaling and root planing are often necessary treatments for individuals with gum disease. They help remove bacteria and plaque from below the gumline, preventing further damage to the gums and supporting tissues.


1 American Academy of Periodontology. Non-Surgical Treatments. Available: .

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About the Author

Dr. Julian C. Leichter is a Harvard Fellow, and Boca Raton’s trusted leader in periodontics with more than 40 years of experience in natural tooth preservation, and implant preservation. His periodontal techniques continue to nurture many healthy smiles throughout Florida, and beyond.

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