Scaling and root planning is the most common and conservative form of treatment for periodontal (gum) disease. Dr. Barry Malkiel performs scaling to remove calculus (tartar) and plaque that attach to tooth surfaces. Our dentist uses this process to specifically target the area below the gum line, along the tooth root. Call Barry E. Malkiel, DDS if you need to receive scaling and root planing in Lawrenceville, Georgia.