Scaling And Root Planning

The most common and conventional treatment- by Dental Hygienist- for gum disease (i.e., gingivitis) and periodontal disease (i.e., loss of oral bone supporting the teeth) are teeth scaling and root planning.

Scaling consists of removal of plaque and calculus (commonly called tartar) that have attached to the surfaces of the teeth. Scaling and root planning particularly target the tooth areas below the gum, along the tooth root.