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Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing is a careful cleaning of the root surfaces to remove plaque and calculus (tartar) from periodontal pockets and to smooth the tooth root to remove bacterial toxins.

Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling: The periodontist first removes the upper level of infected calculus.
Root Planing: Next, he smooths the root to reduce the ability of new bacteria to adhere.