One of the first treatments that our dentist may recommend after diagnosing you with periodontal disease is a scaling and root planing. This treatment removes plaque, calculus, and harmful bacteria from your teeth, gums, and tooth surfaces to facilitate healing. For more information about the benefits of scaling and root planing in San Clemente, California, and to make an appointment with Dr. Diana Craft, please call us today at 949-218-0433.