Deep Cleaning

Scaling and Root Planing

One method of deep cleaning for periodontal therapy is scaling and root planing. This technique removes calculus or tartar that has accumulated below the gum line, causing the gums to recede from irritation. Scaling tools are used to remove the buildup of tartar on the tooth roots, then they are planed to create a smooth surface. This is one of the most effective treatments for moderate to advanced gum disease, helping stop the infection and allow healing of the gum tissue.

Periodontal disease can be treated. Contact us today to learn more about how to prevent and stop gum disease, protecting your oral and overall health.