Root scaling and planing

Scaling and Planing

Root scaling and planing rank as one of the most effective forms of treatment for gum disease before it becomes too severe. Root scaling and planing is often required once a patient’s gums have started to pull away from the base of their teeth or when hard mineral deposits have formed on the roots of a tooth.

The procedure cleans below the surface of your gums and between your teeth, successfully removing plaque and mineral deposits from the delicate roots of your teeth. Once plaque has been removed, Dr. Willis will smooth out the roots of the tooth to improve the healing process. By maintaining quality dental care following the procedure, patients can successfully prevent the progression of gum disease.