Scaling and Root Planing Hawaii - Kokua Smiles

Scaling and Root Planing Hawaii

A non-surgical deep cleaning procedure to treat gum disease.

Scaling and root planing is a professional dental procedure that involves thorough cleaning of the teeth and root surfaces to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria. It aims to treat gum disease, reduce inflammation, and promote healing of the gums for improved oral health.

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What is Scaling and Root planing?

Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning procedure performed by a dental professional to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria from the surfaces of teeth and roots below the gumline. It aims to treat gum disease, reduce inflammation, and promote gum healing.

Transformative Effects

The transformative effects of scaling and root planing can include improved gum health, reduction in gum inflammation, decreased pocket depths, and the prevention of further gum disease progression. It can also help maintain healthy teeth and gums, preventing tooth loss and supporting overall oral health.

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Why us?

Kokua is the Hawaiian word for selflessly helping others in the spirit of kindness & love. This is our dental care philosophy. Patient health, comfort, & convenience are our top priorities. Our philosophy shifts the spotlight away from procedures and dental education, prioritizing instead your comfort, accessibility, and peace of mind. With a focus on empathy and simplicity, our patient interactions echo this sentiment. Our team comprises caring individuals who prioritize your needs, ensuring that every interaction is infused with the spirit of kindness and love. Seamlessly convenient appointments, insurance-friendliness, and in-office dental plans underscore our commitment to making your journey with us as smooth as possible. At Kokua Smiles, it's not just about dentistry – it's about fostering an atmosphere where you feel heard, cared for, and attended to promptly.

Same Day Emergency Dental Care

We're your frontline in dental emergencies, providing personalized care for all ages. Our commitment transcends readiness – it's about accessibility. With extended 7-day service from 7 am to 7 pm, including weekends, Kokua Smiles is Hawaii’s Urgent Care Dental practice of choice!

In-House dental plan

Our low-cost in-house dental plan can cover your entire family at less than a dollar a day. We prioritize your oral health, offering convenient in-office plans and flexible, budget-friendly payment options, ensuring your smiles shine without financial worry. T&C apply*

$0 cleanings*

Healthy smiles shouldn't cost an arm and a leg. Let us keep your teeth in check without breaking the bank. Your insurance works amazing here! We offer $0 cleanings for insured patients only. If your dental insurance requires a copay you will need to pay a small out of pocket cost.

Flexible timings

Say goodbye to missed school and work for dental appointments. Our extended hours, including late evenings and weekends, offer ample convenience. With appointments available 7 days a week, before and after work, and even on Saturdays and Sundays, we prioritize your busy lives, ensuring scheduling ease for you and your family.

Is this treatment right for you?

Determining if scaling and root planing is right for you depends on factors such as the presence of gum disease, the extent of tartar buildup, and the overall health of your gums. Consulting with our dental professional will help evaluate your specific needs, assess the severity of gum disease, and determine if scaling and root planing is the appropriate treatment to restore and maintain your gum health. Prompt treatment can prevent further damage and improve your overall oral well-being.

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Come Prepared

To make the most of your Scaling and Root Planing appointment, come prepared by informing the dentist about any medications, allergies, or medical conditions, and following any pre-operative instructions provided.


Meet Our Doctors

At Kokua Smiles, we pride ourselves on our exceptional team of dental professionals. Meet our experienced and compassionate staff dedicated to making your journey with us a positive and comfortable experience.

Kokua Smiles

Dr. Cedric Lewis


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Dr. Rob Wu


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Dr. Bryson Chang


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Dr. Alexander Tarasov


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The Best
Dr. Lee is the best. He was very helpful & explained the procedures to help me understand what was going on.


I couldn't be happier with the dental care I received from Dr. Lewis & the staff at Wai'alae Dental Care. Excellent! Professional!


Super Nice!
They were able to see me on short notice, figured out why I was in pain & proceeded to fix it for me right then & there. And everyone was super nice!