Dentista@work and our Oral Hygiene team take care of routine gum health as well as treat periodontal disease. Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing is a conservative cleaning procedure. The purpose is to remove hard deposits and infection from beneath the gum and cleanse the root surfaces. When the causes of infection are removed, the gum tissues are allowed to heal and become healthy. This is most effective in the early stages of periodontal disease. With good home care, the need for future surgical correction may be eliminated.