Scaling and Planing

Dental Services in Arlington, VA

Scaling and Planing

If it has been longer than a year since your last professional teeth cleaning, it is possible that you will require periodontal scaling, or cleaning of the tooth below the gum line. Stubborn tartar deposits can develop in these hard-to-reach areas, resulting in tooth decay or gum disease. If these conditions are already present, Our doctors can use advanced tools, including ultrasonic technology, to remove these deposits and treat any damage that has occurred in the tooth or surrounding gum tissue. In some cases, a tooth root may require planing. This means that the texture of the tooth was made rough during the cleaning, and it needs to be made smooth again to allow gum tissue to better attach itself and foster proper healing. To ensure your comfort through these treatments, we can administer a local anesthetic.


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We believe in honest, straightforward dentistry with a caring approach. We will never recommend something you don’t need and will only prescribe what is best for you and your teeth.



At Cherrydale Family Dental, you’re always treated like family. We’re always here for you and your needs come first. We love it when our patients tell us they know they are in capable & caring hands.



We know how hectic life can be. So not only do we make it easy for you to schedule your appointment, we also ensure that you are seen on time and that we make good use of our time together.

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New to Cherrydale Family Dental? Call us today at (703) 420-5004. If you have any questions regarding our dental services, we’ve made this page for you to prepare for your first appointment.

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