Dental Scaling and Root Planing Treatment
Measures that keeps your mouth and teeth clean
Scaling is a dental procedure that helps to clean teeth. The dentist will start procedure with a thorough examination of your mouth. Scaling helps to remove calculus or tarter that gets attached to the tooth surfaces. The dentist scales the root surface to smooth out rough target areas, eliminating plaque and bio-film development. It helps your gums regain heath. The process especially targets area below the gum line, along the root.
Plaque is more likely to stick to rough surfaces. For this reason, the root surface is smoothed down in a process called root planing. Root Planing is used to remove any remaining tarter and to smoothen irregular areas of root surfaces.
Scaling and Root Planing is one of the most effective ways to treat gum diseases before it becomes severe.