12444 Edgemere Blvd. Suite A, El Paso, TX 79938

Call or text us today! 915-286-ALBA (2522)

Scaling & Root Planing

We Provide Periodontal Care

Periodontal disease occurs when bacteria make their way into the gums, causing inflammation and infection. Gingivitis is the most common type of periodontal disease. This typically occurs because of a build-up of plaque and tartar, and while brushing your teeth and flossing certainly help, they are sometimes not enough. Visiting us for checkups and cleanings can help minimize the chances of periodontal disease developing, but in some cases you may need professional periodontal care.

Scaling And Root Planing

Scaling and root planing are two intertwined procedures that remove built up plaque and tartar from underneath your gums. This is an essential component of combating gingivitis and periodontal disease in general. Scaling is the first step first and consists of your dentist gently exposing parts of your teeth that are set in your gum and carefully removing the bacteria buildup. After this is complete, root planing begins. For this procedure, the dentist polishes the root surfaces so plaque and tartar have a harder time settling back there in the future. Thinking of scaling as getting rid of the plaque and tartar while root planing helps prevent them from accumulating in the future. We understand that this may seem intrusive, but we strive to make this service — and all others — as comfortable as possible. With this in mind, if you are anxious please be sure to ask us about our sedation options. Ultimately, we want to provide effective care while keeping you relaxed and at ease the entire time.

Schedule Your Scaling And Root Planing

If you believe you are experiencing gum disease, please reach out to us and schedule an appointment today. Call Alba Dental Care in El Paso, TX, at (915) 286-ALBA (2522). We also serve the Horizon community.

Our Practice

We are proud to offer comprehensive dental care to our fantastic El Paso community. Our goal is to help all of our patients maintain the healthiest possible smiles.

Insurance and Payment

We recommend calling us to confirm that we accept your insurance. We also suggest calling your insurance provider to make sure your procedure is covered.

Schedule Your Appointment

To see how we can help you achieve the smile of your dreams, please do not hesitate to call us today at (915) 286-ALBA (2522)