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Improve Your Smile With Periodontal Scaling

At Boca Perio Implants, we specialize in periodontal scaling, a highly effective procedure that can significantly improve your smile and promote optimal oral health. Our skilled team utilizes advanced dental scaling techniques, including dental ultrasonic scaling, to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria from your teeth and gums.

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About the Procedure

Periodontal scaling, also referred to as teeth scaling, is a meticulous dental scaling procedure1 that focuses on removing plaque, calculus, and stains from both the crown and root surfaces of your teeth. Our highly skilled professionals utilize specialized dental scaling tools and techniques to ensure thorough cleaning of your oral structures. During the process, we will numb the gums and tooth roots with topical anesthesia, although the procedure causes very little discomfort. By eliminating harmful substances, we effectively treat gum disease and promote optimal gum health. By choosing our periodontal scaling procedure in Boca Raton, you can experience a comprehensive dental scaling procedure that restores the health of your gums and enhances the overall appearance of your smile.

Who Is a Candidate

If you experience gum disease symptoms such as bleeding gums, inflammation, or bad breath, you may be an ideal candidate for periodontal scaling Boca Raton. Our skilled team at Boca Perio Implants can assess your individual needs and determine if this procedure is suitable for you. Our personalized approach ensures that each patient receives the best possible care and achieves optimal oral health.

The Benefits of Periodontal Scaling

Undergoing periodontal scaling at Boca Perio Implants can provide numerous benefits, including:

  • Prevention2 of further progression of gum disease
  • Removal of plaque, tartar, and bacteria buildup
  • Reduction in gum inflammation and bleeding
  • Improved breath freshness and oral hygiene
  • Enhanced appearance of your smile
  • Restoration of optimal gum health through comprehensive dental scaling

Why Choose Boca Perio Implants?

Scaling offers a comprehensive solution for improving your smile and achieving optimal oral health. With our expertise in dental scaling techniques, including dental ultrasonic scaling, we effectively remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria to treat gum disease and restore the health of your gums.

“When it comes to my teeth, I trust no one else!” – Michael, Boca Perio Implants’ patient.

Contact us for an appointment today! When you choose Boca Perio Implants for your oral health needs, you benefit from highly skilled professionals committed to providing the highest standard of care and exceptional results. Furthermore, Dr. Leichter’s personalized approach filters through to his entire team, ensuring a comfortable experience tailored to your unique requirements. We serve patients throughout West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Pompano Beach, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, and Delray Beach.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is teeth scaling?

Teeth scaling, also known as dental or periodontal scaling, is a professional dental procedure aimed at removing plaque, tartar, and bacteria that have accumulated on the surfaces of the teeth, both above and below the gumline. It is a preventive and therapeutic measure to maintain oral health and prevent or treat gum disease.

What’s the difference between scaling vs root planing?

Scaling involves the removal of plaque and calculus from the tooth surfaces, whereas root planing focuses on smoothing rough spots on the roots of the teeth. Root planing is particularly crucial in preventing and treating gum disease as it removes the roughened cementum and surface dentin impregnated with calculus, microorganisms, and toxins. The combined approach of scaling and root planing ensures a comprehensive treatment that addresses both the visible tooth surfaces and the root structures.

Is scaling of teeth painful?

During the teeth scaling procedure, your dentist or dental hygienist will typically use local anesthesia to numb the gums and tooth roots. As a result, the procedure itself is usually not painful. However, some individuals may experience mild discomfort or sensitivity during or after the scaling due to the slight pressure exerted on the teeth and gums.

What not to do after scaling teeth?

After periodontal scaling, it is essential to follow proper post-treatment care instructions provided by your dentist or periodontist. Some common recommendations include:

  • Avoid consuming hot or cold foods and beverages immediately after scaling to prevent sensitivity.
  • Refrain from smoking or using tobacco products, as they can hinder the healing process and contribute to oral health issues.
  • Avoid consuming sticky or hard foods that may disrupt the healing gums.
  • Do not brush your teeth aggressively for the first 24 hours following the scaling procedure. Instead, use a gentle brushing technique and a soft-bristled toothbrush.
  • Avoid alcohol-based mouthwashes, as they may irritate the gums. Instead, use a dentist-recommended, alcohol-free mouthwash or rinse with saltwater.

What are the teeth scaling side effects?

Teeth scaling is a safe procedure, but it can have some temporary side effects, including:

  • Mild gum soreness or tenderness: Your gums may feel slightly sore or tender after the scaling procedure. This discomfort usually subsides within a few days.
  • Tooth sensitivity: Some individuals may experience increased tooth sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures. This sensitivity should diminish over time.
  • Gum bleeding: It is normal to experience minimal bleeding from the gums during and after the scaling procedure.
  • However, if the bleeding persists or is excessive, it is advisable to consult your dentist.
  • Gum recession: In rare cases, aggressive or improper scaling techniques can lead to gum recession. This is why it is crucial to have the procedure performed by a skilled professional such as our Ivy-league graduate and highly skilled Dr. Leichter.

How long does the periodontal scaling procedure take?

The duration of the procedure, including root planing, can vary depending on several factors such as the extent of treatment needed, the number of teeth involved, and the individual’s oral health condition. On average, the procedure can take approximately one to two hours. However, in some cases, multiple visits may be required to complete the full treatment.

How often is teeth scaling recommended?

The frequency of periodontal scaling can vary depending on the individual’s oral health condition. In general, regular dental cleanings and check-ups every six months are recommended as part of preventive care. However, for those with gum disease or a history of periodontal issues, more frequent visits may be necessary. The dentist or periodontist will evaluate your specific needs and recommend the appropriate interval for scaling based on your oral health condition.

What are the costs associated with the dental scaling procedure?

The costs can vary depending on various factors, including the geographic location, the complexity of the case, the extent of treatment needed, and the specific dental practice. It is best to consult with your dentist or periodontist to estimate the costs associated with dental scaling based on your individual needs and circumstances. Contact our office for more information or to schedule an appointment, we also assist out-of-town patients!


1 WebMD. What to Know About Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing. Available:

2 American Academy of Periodontoly. Gum Disease Prevention. Available:

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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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