Scaling and root planing, often called a “deep cleaning,” is one of the most common and effective treatments we recommend for gum disease before it becomes severe. This treatment focuses on cleaning beneath your gum line, removing plaque and tartar build-up, and improving your gum health.

As our experienced periodontist, Dr. G. Eric Li is the right person to help you prevent and address gum disease in Suwanee, Georgia. We offer an incredible patient experience, making your scaling and root planing treatment easy and effective. We invite you to call Peach State Laser Periodontics & Implants at 770-310-7822 to schedule a consultation and get started.

What is scaling and root planing?

Think of scaling and root planing as an extra thorough dental cleaning. Unlike your routine dental cleaning, scaling and root planing cleans beneath your gums and includes two main steps:

  • Scaling

    We remove plaque and tartar from the tooth surface.

  • Root Planing

    We clean the roots of your teeth, smoothing them to remove bacterial toxins.

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Why scaling and root planing?

Plaque is always forming on your teeth. Regular dental cleanings, along with thorough brushing and flossing at home, can help keep plaque under control. However, if plaque and calculus advance beyond the gum line, they cannot be removed anymore with regular brushing, and gum disease and periodontitis can develop. In this case, scaling and root planing is a great way to address the issue before it causes greater damage.

How it works


Meet with Dr. Li

After a 60-minute consultation, you’ll walk away with a diagnosis and know whether or not a deep cleaning can benefit you.


Sit back during your scaling and root planing

We offer sedation options to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. This cleaning is typically completed in one simple visit. We may also split your deep cleaning into two visits, depending on your needs.


Get on with your life

We’ll provide any necessary follow-up care instructions and check-in with you soon to ensure your health is back on track.

It all starts with a 60-minute consultation. No referral necessary!

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Do I need a dental root scaling?

We often recommend scaling and root planing when you have…

  • Excessive plaque and tartar buildup.
  • 4-to-5-millimeter pockets of bacteria.
  • Bone loss.
  • Other signs of gum disease.

Additionally, if you have a history of gum disease, scaling and root planing may be recommended in place of routine dental cleanings.

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Can you do scaling and root planing in one appointment?

Yes. Most scaling and root planing treatments are completed in one visit. Depending on patient needs, we may spread your deep cleaning over two appointments.

We look forward to serving you!

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As our top-rated local periodontist, Dr. Li will take excellent care of your smile. We’re here to help prevent and treat gum disease and will make sure you have all the information needed to make the best decision for your health. Your comfort is our priority.
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I have personally worked with Dr. Li and can honestly say that all of his care is personal and top notch! I definitely recommend him for any periodontal and implant treatment! — Dr. Matt Johnson

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