Long Beach & Newport Beach

Treatment For Periodontitis and Gum Disease

Why Would You Need Scaling and Root Planing?

Periodontitis, AKA gum disease, is caused by a sticky film of bacteria called plaque. Plaque is always forming on your teeth, but if your teeth aren’t cleaned well, the bacteria in plaque can cause your teeth to become inflamed. If left untreated, your gums will begin to pull away from your teeth, leaving pockets where the bacteria will breed.


Once this has happened, not only is it extremely difficult (if not impossible) to remove with regular brushing and flossing, you’re at risk of bone and tooth loss. Dr. Abedini would recommend scaling and root planing if he diagnoses you with periodontitis.

What is Scaling and Root Planing Treatment?

Scaling and root planing is a two-part procedure to treat periodontitis. The scaling portion is when Dr. Abedini removes all of the plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) above and below your gum line. It’s important that he cleans all the way down to the bottom of the pocket.


Dr. Abedini would then begin the second phase of treatment, which is root planing. Root planing smooths out the roots of your teeth to help your gums re-attach to them. Planing helps the root surfaces become smooth, which keeps bacteria, plaque, and tartar from re-adhering underneath the gumline. The process may take more than one appointment to make sure that your teeth are clean and healthy.

Aftercare Tips

When you see Dr. Abedini for followup treatments, he will want to check on the healing of your teeth and gums. In most cases, patients who had red or swollen gums find that the tenderness and bleeding from periodontitis are reduced or completely eliminated. If your gums respond well and remain stable, you won’t need any further treatment.


To schedule a consultation or to ask any questions about scaling and root planing, give us a call or email us.

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IN LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA

3816 Woodruff Ave Ste 104, Long Beach, CA 90808

All Smiles Dental Group

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Wendy H.

The establishment is clean and well decorated and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. I was given options to treat my gums and not force fed a sales pitch, which is a big deal to me. They did a great job while showing that they truly care about my oral health.

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Michael R.

My family and I have been coming here for over 5 years. I was always afraid of the dentist as a kid, but now enjoy them taking care of my teeth. I am no longer fearful.

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marc johnson

I came here with so many dental issues!!! The previous dentist I had made my problems even worse and I thought there was no end to the pain. I went to Dr. Kenny Abedini and he worked on my mouth for 9 months to get all the work I wanted done. Two deep cleanings, a root canal, ten gold crowns fitted just right (3 lower left 3 lower right 2 top right 2 top left all in the back) so I can still smile and you cannot see the gold. The best part no more pain!!! I have TMJ so I clench and grind my teeth until I cracked my other porcelain down. So this time I wanted gold so the metal will not crack or grind down as fast, and might last the rest of my life. Now the teeth in the back feel great, and look great. I would recommend him to everyone and will be a returning customer for years to come.

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Cathy McGath

The front desk staff were friendly and efficient. My hygienist was friendly, knowledgeable, thorough, and gentle. My time with the doctor was short, because I didn’t have any major issues but he seemed nice. The whole appointment felt fast but not rushed. I also appreciated that they helped me navigate my insurance. I feel comfortable and confident returning, and I’d recommend to anyone!

Our team provides a full range of family and general dentistry services to keep your smile healthy for years to come.

Adult’s Complete Checkup

$39
  • Includes X-ray, exam and oral cancer screening.

Do You Accept Insurance?

Yes, we do! Our office accepts Delta, MetLife, Cigna, Guardian, and Concordia. For your convenience, we also offer affordable financing options for patients who qualify! Be sure to ask a friendly member of our front desk team about our financing, insurance policies, and any other questions you may have.

Have Questions?


Call Us Now at:

Long Beach: (562) 203-0472 or Newport Beach: (949) 799-3683

to schedule your visit!

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