Should you have any signs of periodontal disease, a thorough cleaning will be done that might include scaling or root planing. The reason behind these treatments is to remove any dental plaque and tartar, or calculus, which is the reason for periodontal disease and gingival inflammation.
Our dentists are able to complete scaling or root
Scaling is done to remove calculus and plaque from the tooth surfaces. This process specifically targets the areas below the patient’s gum line. Scaling is done with a dental tool, known as an ultrasonic scaling tool. This tool normally includes an irrigation process that is utilized to bring an antimicrobial agent to the gums and reduce any oral bacteria.