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Scaling and Root Planning

Scaling and Root Planning in New Jersey

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Maintaining healthy gums is essential to good oral health. Tooth loss and other serious consequences may occur if gum disease, sometimes called periodontal disease, is allowed to go unchecked. Dr. Grace of Smile with Grace Dental Care offers a thorough method of treating gum disease by scaling and root planing. This article will explain why scaling and root planing are crucial to restoring gum health and how Dr. Grace’s clinic is committed to providing remarkable results for her patients.

Gum Disease: What You Need to Know

Plaque and tartar buildup in the mouth, which leads to inflammation of the gums, is the most prevalent cause of gum disease. Gum disease, if left untreated, can progress through gingivitis and periodontitis and cause tissue and bone loss around the teeth.

Scaling and Root Planing: Why They’re So Vital

The non-invasive periodontal therapy known as scaling and root planing is effective in the treatment of gum disease. Plaque and tartar buildup on the root surfaces of the teeth can be effectively removed with this method.

The Importance of Scaling and Root Planing

The first line of defense against gum disease is a procedure called scaling and root planing. It aids in getting rid of the infection and helps the gums repair.

  • Stop Tooth Loss: Gum Disease is a Major Cause. Preventing the spread of the disease and saving teeth with scaling and root planing.
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  • Systemic Illnesses: New studies show a correlation between gum disease and other systemic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. Overall health can be improved by treating gum disease.

Dr. Grace has extensive expertise as a dentist and makes patient care her top priority. Her experience with root planing and scaling is clear from:

  • Each patient’s care is tailored to their specific needs, which Dr. Grace takes into account.
  • She tailors the scaling and root planing procedure to each patient to make sure it solves their unique problems.
  • Dr. Grace uses a soft touch during the scaling and root planing process to ensure her patients experience minimal discomfort.
  • Superior Innovation: Modern dental equipment at Smile with Grace Dental Care improves the effectiveness and accuracy of scaling and root planing. Dr. Grace gives her patients the finest care by keeping up with the latest innovations in periodontal medicine.

The Root-Planing and Scaling Procedure

The following are the steps involved in a proper scaling and root planing:

  • First, Dr. Grace takes a look at your gums and determines how much tartar and plaque have built up.
  • To make sure you don’t feel anything during the procedure, a local anesthetic will be used to numb the area.
  • Scaling is the process by which Dr. Grace uses instruments to scrape away tartar and plaque from the tooth’s surface and under the gums. Infection can be stopped in its tracks at this point.
  • Smoothing the root surfaces of a tooth to stop additional plaque and tartar accumulation is called root planing. The gums can then heal around the tooth.
  • An antibacterial rinse can be used to get rid of any lingering bacteria and jumpstart the healing process.
  • Appointments will be set up so that Dr. Grace may check on your gum health and make any required adjustments as time goes on.

Signs you need Scaling and Root Planning

Our Services and Procedure


Exam, cleaning and X-rays.


Comprehensive restoration on damaged teeth.


Strong lasting replacement teeth, restoring functionality and aesthetics.


Restore damaged teeth with durable dental materials.


Removal of infection and decay preserving tooth structure and function.


Removal of damaged, non-restorable tooth.

Meet Our Doctor

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Grace Shuang Guo, DDS

“When it comes to oral health, my commitment to excellence is set to the highest standard. I am truly passionate and strive to provide quality dental care.”


  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS): New York University College of Dentistry
  • Bachelor of Science (Biology): Stony Brook University
  • Dental Residency: Montefiore Medical Center – (Hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York)
  • Languages Spoken: English and Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Experience:

    10+ years of experience serving patients across New York and New Jersey.

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