Dental Hygiene Treatment

Scaling and root planing is one of the most effective non-surgical ways to treat gum disease, as it cleans the gums and the teeth down to the roots.

Scaling is the process of removing bacteria and hard deposits from teeth surfaces, and root planing is the process of smoothing the root surfaces and removing any infected tooth structure. If you have gum disease or gum pocketing, the gum pockets around the teeth will allow calculus (tartar) deposits to form under the gum line. A careful cleaning of the root surfaces to remove plaque and calculus from deep periodontal pockets and smoothing the tooth root to remove bacterial toxins will help ensure that your gum disease is controlled.

Scaling and root planing is a simple procedure that can work very well to stabilize gum disease. If you maintain good dental care after the procedure, the progression of your gum disease should stop, and your gums will heal and inflammation will diminish.

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