and Root Planing is a common non-surgical treatment for periodontal disease.
By using special instruments, Dr.
Herman removes bacteria and infection from the unhealthy deep pockets
around the teeth below the gum line. This is often referred to as a "deep
First the tooth is scaled to remove the plaque and tarter that has accumulated on the tooth.
Then the root is planed or smoothed. This eliminates any rough areas on the root that can easily trap
plaque and bacteria.
smooth clean root provides a healthy environment to allow the gums to heal
naturally and reattach to the tooth. This will create a reduced pocket, therefore
eliminating areas for bacteria to hide and cause further disease.
Scaling and Root Planing
combined with a strict home care routine and more frequent periodontal cleanings
and exams will increase your chances of keeping your natural smile.
scaling and root planing