Scaling & Root Planning

Scaling is an in depth cleaning of the teeth to remove tartar and calculus that accumulates below the gum line as well as above it. Root planning involves cleaning and smoothing the surfaces of the root to aid the reattachment of gums that have formed pockets around the teeth. Benefits of scaling and root planning include:

• Controlled growth of harmful bacteria
• Prevention of further bleeding of the gums
• Reduced discomfort
• Decreased tooth sensitivity due to gum recession
• Help gums firmly reattach to clean root surface
• Reduced gum swelling
• Prevention of bone loss
• Prevention of tooth loss due to gum disease