Roper Dental Group


Scaling and Root Planing

Roper Dental Group offers your entire family comprehensive dental care that’s second to none.

What to Expect During the Procedure

During scaling and root planing, our dental team will carefully remove plaque and tartar from the tooth surfaces and root surfaces below the gumline using specialized tools. Local anesthesia may be used to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. Depending on the extent of gum disease, the treatment may be completed in one or multiple visits. Our team will provide post-treatment instructions to help you manage any discomfort and support the healing process.

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Schedule an Appointment for Scaling and Root Planing

At Roper Dental Group, we offer professional scaling and root planing services to help restore and maintain the health of your gums. If you’re experiencing symptoms of gum disease or have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, our skilled dental team is here to provide you with the necessary care. Schedule an appointment with us today to receive comprehensive scaling and root planing treatments.

Safe and Affordable Dental Checkups

At Roper Dental Group, we prioritize your oral health and understand the importance of regular dental checkups. Our team is committed to providing safe and affordable dental care for patients in Gilbert, Mesa, San Tan Valley, and the surrounding areas. During your checkup, our experienced dentists will assess the condition of your gums and recommend scaling and root planing if necessary to address gum disease and prevent further complications.

What Our Client Says


Best service ever! From the front desk staff to being in the chair with Dr. Matt Roper, the care & consideration is stellar! Thank you!

David S.
Very pleasant, knowledgeable staff and always available when needed!
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Frequently Ask Question

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Scaling and root planing are non-surgical procedures used to treat gum disease. It involves removing plaque, tartar, and bacteria from the tooth surfaces and root surfaces below the gum line to promote gum tissue healing and prevent the progression of gum disease.

The duration of scaling and root planing treatments can vary depending on the severity of gum disease and the number of areas that need to be treated. Typically, the procedure is completed in one or more visits, with each visit lasting around 45 minutes to an hour.

During scaling and root planing, local anesthesia is used to numb the treatment area, ensuring your comfort throughout the procedure. While you may experience some mild discomfort or sensitivity after the treatment, it can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers and following the post-treatment instructions provided by our dental team.

The frequency of scaling and root planing treatments depends on the severity of your gum disease and your individual oral health needs. In some cases, a single treatment may be sufficient, while others may require more frequent maintenance visits.

After scaling and root planing, it is common to experience some mild side effects such as slight bleeding, swelling, or tenderness of the gums. These symptoms usually subside within a few days as your gums heal. Maintaining good oral hygiene practices and attending regular dental checkups will help ensure a smooth recovery and long-term oral health.