When plaque accumulates on the teeth and below the gum line, our dentist and team may need to perform a deep cleaning procedure known as scaling and root planing. During this procedure, we clean above and below the gums to remove bacteria and promote healthy gum tissue. If you suspect you are in need of scaling and root planing in Apache Junction, Arizona, call 480-671-1111 and schedule a time to see Dr. Michael G. Winkelman at Meridian Dental Care soon.