Scaling And Root Planing
Scaling is when your dentist removes all the plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) above and below the gumline, making sure to clean all the way down to the bottom of the pocket. Your dentist will then begin root planning, smoothing out your teeth roots to help your gums reattach to your teeth.
BENEFITS OF SCALING AND ROOT PLANING
Scaling and Root Planing are important to treat gum disease. Scaling removes the tartar and plaque under the gum line, and planing helps in smoothing the roots and helps in reattaching the gum tissue to the tooth.