Dental Term

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical deep cleaning procedure commonly performed to treat periodontal gum disease also known as gum disease, it involves removing plaque and tartar buildup from the tooth surfaces, both above and below the gumline. The dentist or dental hygienist will use special tools to carefully clean the roots of the teeth, smoothing them to promote gum reattachment and prevent further infection. Scaling and root planing is an effective treatment for gum disease, helping to reduce inflammation, control infection, and prevent tooth loss.

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