What is Dental Scaling and Root Planing?
Dental scaling and root planing, also known as periodontal scaling and root planing, is a deep teeth cleaning procedure. This is a restorative dental procedure that removes accumulated plaque and tartar from between your teeth and below the gum line. This procedure is meant for patients with periodontal disease, which can lead to damaged gum tissues, bone tissues, and teeth, if left untreated. If you avoid periodontal scaling and root planing, you may suffer dire consequences.