Comprehensive Scaling and Root Planing Services in Newton, MA

Providing  a full range of dental services for your entire family.

Serving Newton, MA, and its surrounding areas, Waban Dental Group specializes in preventing and treating periodontal disease, a key culprit behind tooth loss. Our therapeutic deep cleanings, including scaling and root planing, aim to eliminate the source of infection, promoting oral health and extending the lifespan of your teeth.

Learn more about our targeted gum disease treatments and schedule your consultation today.

Understanding Periodontal Disease

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Periodontal disease represents the advanced stage of gum disease, endangering both your oral health and overall well-being. This infection compromises the gum attachment and bone around your teeth, affecting your bite’s stability. Moreover, its link to systemic health issues like heart disease and diabetes underscores the importance of timely treatment.

Recognizing the Signs of Gum Disease

Key indicators of gum disease include:

  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Receding gum lines
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Tooth mobility and loss
  • Heavy tartar buildup
  • Halitosis


If these symptoms sound familiar, it’s crucial to seek professional evaluation. Early diagnosis and intervention can prevent the progression and associated health risks of periodontal disease.

Diagnosing Periodontitis

The diagnosis involves measuring the depth of the sulcus around each tooth to identify infection-induced detachment. Deep pockets suggest active disease, warranting immediate action. Our use of dental X-rays also helps in assessing bone loss, guiding our treatment recommendations, including scaling and root planing.

What to Expect During Scaling and Root Planing

This procedure involves a meticulous cleaning below the gumline, targeting tartar buildup on tooth roots to enable gum reattachment. Performed under local anesthesia or nitrous oxide sedation for your comfort, scaling and root planing is a pivotal step in halting periodontal disease and fostering gum health.

Ensuring Your Comfort

Your comfort is our priority. Options like local anesthesia and nitrous oxide sedation ensure a pain-free experience during your deep cleaning. We’re committed to making your scaling and root planing procedure as comfortable and anxiety-free as possible.

Ongoing Periodontal Maintenance

Post-treatment, we closely monitor your gum health, scheduling more frequent cleanings to prevent disease recurrence. Adapting the frequency of your cleanings based on your gums’ response, our goal is to maintain your oral health and minimize future risks.

Genetics and Gum Disease

A family history of gum disease might increase your risk, but with today’s preventive and therapeutic options, it’s possible to manage periodontitis effectively. Regular dental visits for cleanings and exams are crucial for early detection and treatment.

Schedule Your Gum Disease Screening

Don’t ignore bleeding gums or other symptoms of periodontal disease. With treatments like scaling and root planing, Waban Dental Group can help protect your smile. Book your periodontal exam today to assess your risk and explore treatment options tailored to your needs.

working hours

Mon- Thurs: 7am – 6pm
Fri: 8am – 5pm
Sat: 8am – 2pm By Appointment

Dental Emergency Coverage

7 Days A Week: 8am – 10pm

Schedule Your Appointment Today

If your child is due for a dental exam and/or cleaning, contact Waban Dental Group. We happily accept new patients and we offer convenient hours to accommodate your schedule. Our office is well equipped with the latest technology and knowledgeable staff. Even if your child is a little older or if it has been years since their last checkup, contact us! Our team will recommend treatment plans that best suit your child’s needs. Call (617) 527-6061 or request an appointment below. 

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Payment & Insurance

We are pleased to be in-network with Delta Dental Premier. Speak with our knowledgeable team to discuss your insurance & payment options today. Our friendly staff will work with you to make payment for your treatment convenient and simple.

Proud to be the preferred choice for families in Newton & surrounding areas for over 40 years.

Opening hours

Monday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM (By Appointment Only)
Sunday Closed

Dental Emergency Coverage

7 Days A Week 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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