To protect you from the risks associated with periodontal (gum) disease, we are happy to provide scaling and root planing, two deep cleaning procedures, at our offices in Pennington and Plainsboro. These procedures are often pain-free thanks to local anesthetic. Scaling and root planing can be used to remove and reduce the stuck-on plaque and calculus that can cause periodontal disease. Depending on the condition of your teeth, scaling and root planing can take one or more appointments at Dental Illuminations. Call us today if you notice that your gums are red, swollen or prone to bleeding, and we will be happy to help you return your smile to optimal oral health through periodontal care.