Scaling & Root Planing
The doctor removes plaque and tartar from below the gumline with a non-surgical procedure known as root scaling and planing. Using specially designed instruments, root surfaces are smoothed and cleaned. Plaque and tartar need to be removed as they can make it easier for bacteria to invade, as well as causing toxins that can irritate the gums. We can provide periodontal cleanings and treatment or refer you to one of our recommended specialists.