Scaling and Root Planing
The deep cleaning of the teeth around and below the gum line is known as scaling. Your dental professional will remove plaque, tartar and any infection that may have developed in those areas. Periodontal disease is a serious dental and health concern. It will damage the soft tissue and can destroy the bone the supports your teeth. This can lead to tooth loss. Although periodontitis is common, it is usually preventable.
Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical treatment of periodontal or gum disease. This simple procedure involves removing all calculus (tarter) from the surface of the root. This procedure helps prevent the advancement of gum disease, halting bone loss. Without treatment, chronic periodontal disease can lead to more serious overall health issues such as: