Scaling and Root Planing
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What is involved in scaling and root planing?
Scaling: Once scaling is completed, calculus and plaque adhered to the teeth are effectively removed. This procedure targets the region beneath the gum line and along the root. Scaling is performed using a specialized dental tool called an ultrasonic scaling tool, which may also include an irrigation process to deliver an antimicrobial agent below the gums. This helps in reducing oral bacteria.
Root Planing: Root planing is a dental procedure that aims to remove harmful microorganisms, toxins, and tartar that are deeply embedded in the cementum and surface dentin. This process involves smoothing the tooth's root, which promotes healing and prevents future bacterial colonization.