Scaling and root planing or what some people call a "Deep Cleaning". It is a step above a "regular" cleaning that you might receive at your general dentistâs office and a step below laser or surgical procedure. It is a non-surgical technique that removes plaque and calculus below the gum line.
Note how the red, puffy gums have resolved following an improvement in the patients daily homecare and several "deep cleaning" visits.
Tooth root surfaces are cleaned and smoothed with specially designed instruments. This procedure will generally arrest periodontal infection that is limited to the gum tissue and not yet advanced into the bone.
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