Marylebone Dental Care
25 Devonshire Place, London, W1G 6JD
Telephone (020) 7935-9320
Fax (020) 7935-4486

Root Planning

This is ‘deep’ scaling to clean parts of the teeth below the gum line which cannot be reached with a tooth brush. Root planning cleans out the deep pockets which form in advanced gum disease. Your mouth is often treated in sections in multiple visits and may be done under local anaesthetic. After a tooth has been root planed, the pocket should shrink, making the gum sit closer to the tooth.

What are the benefits?

  • Periodontal disease will get worse if it is not treated. If left unchecked, it can become very bad without you noticing. When there is not enough supporting bone left, teeth become loose and painful. Root planning can stop gum disease becoming worse and prevent tooth loss.

  • Like scaling and polishing, root planing helps you keep your teeth and gums clean at home. This maintenance on your behalf is just as important as the treatment carried out in the dental surgery.

Other Specialities

Occasionally, teeth may need treatment specific to other specialities in dentistry. If your treatment can benefit from their expertise, then a consultation can be arranged and a report prepared to your specific treatment needs.


Specialises in Root Canal Treatment. Available in the same building 


Specialises in restoring the severely broken down dentition, especially full mouth rehabilitation. Again, available in the same building. 


Specialises in treatment of advanced gum disease.

Maxillofacial Surgeons

Specialises in  complex surgical procedures, surgical extraction of wisdom teeth and advances bone grafting procedures.