Periodontal Scaling & Root Planing
Scaling & Root Planing
How are periodontal diseases treated?
The first non-surgical step usually involves a special cleaning, called scaling and root planing. This is sometimes referred to as "periodontal" or "deep" cleaning. Scaling and root planing is a method of treating periodontal disease when pockets are greater than 3mm. Scaling is used to remove plaque and tartar beneath the