Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing
Periodontal scaling and root planing is a “deep cleaning” process for the roots of your teeth. It is your first line of defense against gum disease.
Our first step is to scale or clean the roots of your teeth, removing bacteria such as plaque and tartar. Next, we plane or smooth the roots so bacteria can’t reattach to the root.
A local anesthetic or other forms of sedation may be used in order to ensure you are completely comfortable.