Hygiene / Scaling and Root Planing

Advanced gum disease sometime requires the dentist or dental hygienist to clean below the gum line to remove stubborn, crusty deposits called tartar or calculus, and to remove damage near the tooth root. This is done to prevent further damage and restore and stabilize the tooth.

For some patients, a local anesthetic is administered to the affected area. Then, a small scaling instrument and/or ultrasonic cleaning device are used to remove the deposits.

After cleaning, the root may need to be smoothed, or planed, to restore it as much as possible to its original shape. Planing also allows your gum tissue to better attach itself and heal properly.

However, If you have been diagnosed with Advanced Gum Disease (Periodontitis) then you have to see our Specialist Periodontist for a more advanced gum treatment.



Classic Package
Scale & Polish,
Oral Hygiene Instructions 
30 minutes

Thorough hygiene session for

regular attenders.

Platinum Package
Polish & Scale, Airflows,
Oral Hygiene Instructions
45 minutes

Extended hygiene session.

Ideal for first time visit

or if you have stained teeth.

Diamond Package
Scale & Polish, Airflow Fluoride Varnish, Hand Scaling,
Intensive OHI
60 minutes

Deep clean and polish.

Ideal for patients prone to disease

and heavy staining.