Scaling and Root Planing entails a careful cleaning of the crown and root surfaces under the gums to remove bacteria, toxins and tartar (plaque and calculus) that have built up in the pocket. The mechanical removal of the plauque and calculus results in a significant decrease in disease causing bacteria living in the gums which can cause the periodontal pocket. This will result in an immediate and dramatic improvement in the way your mouth looks and feels! In order to maximize your comfort, we do use local anesthetics. Central Park Dental Aesthetics believes strong in EARLY TREATMENT OF GUM DISEASE PREVENTS FUTURE PROBLEMS! Contact us today to start your prevention!