After you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, one of the first treatments that Dr. Sahar Shafi may recommend is scaling and root planing. Scaling and root planing removes harmful plaque, tartar and bacteria from your mouth in order to minimize the impact of gum disease and help kick-start the healing process in your mouth. For more information about scaling and root planing in Santa Monica, California, and to make an appointment with our periodontist, contact Santa Monica Bay Dental at 310-453-8606.