Scaling and Root Planning

The Smilist Dental offers advanced specialized dentistry at our New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Delaware locations. We place a strong emphasis on oral health and hygiene to catch and stop the progression of oral diseases. Our trustworthy, compassionate team of dentists will work with you to create a treatment plan designed to meet your dental health needs.

  • Comprehensive Dentistry
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Direct Insurance Billing
  • Evening Appointments
  • Smilist Guarantee
  • Advanced Technology
  • Comprehensive Dentistry
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Direct Insurance Billing
  • Evening Appointments
  • Smilist Guarantee
  • Advanced Equipment
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Feel amazing about your oral health with the Smilist!

Safety First

We focus on your safety with health screens, enhanced PPE, no contact check-ins, and more.

Insurance accepted

We’re in network with most major insurers like Aetna, Cigna, Delta Dental, and more!

Highly-Rated Dentists

Our dentists are well reviewed on top directories and Google.

Modern Office

We have a beautiful modern office with advanced technology.

What is Scaling and Root Planing?

Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning below the gumline in order to treat gum disease. This simple procedure is performed by periodontists who are trained to diagnose and treat periodontal disease, oral inflammation, and cosmetic periodontal procedures. Scaling removes the plaque and tartar buildup from above and below the gumline. Root planing smoothes the tooth root and helps the gums reattach to the tooth.

Why would I need Scaling and Root Planing?

Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that builds up in your mouth. If your teeth aren’t cleaned well, plaque buildup forms and this bacteria can cause your gums to become inflamed. When this happens, your gums start receding away from the tooth and forms spaces called pockets. Plaque then gets trapped in these pockets and can no longer be removed with regular brushing. A general dentist may refer you to see a periodontist to have a deep cleaning in order to save your gums from gum disease. It is very important to visit your dentist at The Smilist Dental to have your teeth cleaned at least every 6 months to prevent periodontal disease.

The Smilist Difference

Top-Rated Doctors

Our skilled and trustworthy dentists are trained and equipped to deliver comprehensive dental care

Convenient Hours

We make dentistry convenient for your schedule by keeping our doors open on weeknights and weekends.

Gentle Care

We invest in advanced technology and do everything we can to ensure your comfort.

Family Dentistry

We provide high-quality dental care for all ages and all family members at our offices.

Emergency Visits

Life happens, and we are here to help when it does. We offer same day appointments for emergencies.

Insurance + Membership

We direct bill major insurance plans and offer membership plans for those without insurance.

Modern Offices

Our state-of-the-art dental offices have the latest dental technologies to help diagnose oral health conditions so that they can be treated as early as possible.

The Smilist Network

As a patient of the Smilist Dental, you join a dental network that comprises a multitude of highly experienced dental professionals that are devoted to your oral healthcare.

Reserve An Appointment Today

With over 60 Smilist Dental offices located in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Delaware, we are right around the corner.


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