Also known as scaling and root planning, this treatment is needed in order to remove bacteria, calculus (tartar), and debris that has collected under the gum line.

Treatment: Circled area’s highlight the tartar build-up in the x-ray

  • Needed when oral tissue including bone level has had a significant amount of structural damage and a normal dental cleaning would not be adequate for it’s healing.
  • Factors such as smoking, poor oral hygiene and diet can affect the longevity of the results.

Before & After


This term is used when combining one or more dental hygiene treatments to rid your mouth of periodontal disease and to enhance the appearance of your smile.


  • A debridement (cleaning) was completed to remove heavy plaque and tartar build-up, which was causing bleeding and inflammation to the gums.
  • Bleeding and inflammation of the gums can be reversible!
  • Frequent dental hygiene treatment and visits, including good oral hygiene techniques at home are determining factors.

Before & After