Scaling and Root Planing (SRP)

Portal Dental Pasadena: The Importance of Scaling and Root Planing in Dental Health

Gum health plays a vital role in your overall well-being, and at Portal Dental Pasadena, we offer a proven and effective treatment for periodontal issues: Scaling and Root Planing (SRP).

What is Scaling and Root Planing?

Scaling and Root Planing is a non-surgical procedure aimed at treating and preventing gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis. The procedure involves thorough cleaning of the areas below the gumline to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria, which is the scaling part. Root planing follows, where the root surfaces are smoothed to promote better gum reattachment to the teeth.

Why Choose SRP?

The main goal of SRP is to halt the progression of periodontal disease. Left unchecked, this condition can lead to tooth loss and other oral health complications. The SRP procedure aims to restore and maintain your oral health, ensuring your gums are disease-free.

What to Expect During the Procedure

Our dental professionals will use specialized instruments to gently and effectively clean your teeth below the gumline. Local anesthesia will be used for your comfort. Depending on the extent of the disease, you might need more than one visit to complete the treatment.


Proper dental care after the SRP procedure is crucial for optimal results. We recommend avoiding hard and spicy foods for a few days and diligently following the dental hygiene routine advised by our dentists.

Don’t let gum disease jeopardize your oral health. Schedule an appointment at Portal Dental Pasadena today and let us guide you back to gum health.

Below is a full list of our Periodontal treatments: