Scaling & Root Planing


Scaling and root planing can be thought of as a deep cleaning for the roots of the teeth. For some patients this deep cleaning can remove harmful bacteria and solve their dental issues. This treatment goes far beyond a standard cleaning to rid the under-gum area of contaminants, toxins, micro-organisms, plaque, and tartar.

Your Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing doesn’t involve any type of surgery. You can expect a much more thorough cleaning than a standard dental cleaning. Antibiotics may be prescribed for some patients to eliminate the bacteria and toxins.

Scaling and root planing can be uncomfortable for some patients. You can request local anesthesia during the procedure to guarantee your comfort.

What to Expect at Our Office


Dr. Ravenel has over fifteen years of experience working as a periodontist in Greenville, SC. She’s a member of the American Dental Association, the South Carolina Dental Association, the American Academy of Periodontology, and the Southern Academy of Periodontology. Continuing education is a priority to Dr. Ravenel, ensuring new technologies and procedures are available to her patients.

Customized Treatment Options

Patients of Ravenel Periodontics have confidence that their treatment plan will be customized to their specific needs. Dr. Ravenel will educate you on the issues affecting your dental health, share the options available to you, and work with you to create a treatment plan.

Individual Attention

Dr. Ravenel believes that everyone deserves to be treated as an individual. She listens to her patients’ concerns, enjoys getting to know them, and prioritizes making them comfortable. For this reason, patients who have been seeing Dr. Ravenel for years continue to recommend her.