Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and Root Planing is typically the first line of treatment for persons with active periodontitis (Gum Disease). It is similar to a standard prophylactic cleaning in many ways, but instead involves the removal of plaque and tartar from below the gum line instead of above. Root Planing involves smoothing of the rough surface, as a smooth surface helps prevent plaque and tarter from accumulating.