Periodontal scaling and root planing are done to remove calculus and plaque that has built up on your roots under the gums. Often your gums will start to pull away from your teeth, leaving a pocket that bacteria and food particles are able to fill.
Periodontal scaling and root planing are the most effective way to get rid of gum disease. There are times when we use a local anesthetic to numb the area before performing the procedure.
Periodontal scaling and root planing clean off calculus and other buildup on your teeth. We also clean between your gums and your teeth. There are times when an antibiotic needs to be placed between your teeth and gums to help with the infection.
If you have any questions about periodontal scaling and root planing, please contact us today at (707) 765-6021.