Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical procedure used to treat gum disease. During the scaling process, specialized dental instruments are used to remove dental plaque and calculus from beneath the gums. Planing is the procedure used to smooth the tooth’s root after the scaling process. Root planing helps the gums heal and reattach themselves to a cleaner and smoother root surface.
Before & After Scaling and Root Planing
A re-evaluation will be performed following scaling and root planing to assess the response to treatment and to determine if further treatment is necessary.