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 Scaling and Root Planing

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Tooth beforeScaling 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 cleaning".

Scaling

 

First the tooth is scaled to remove the plaque and tarter that has accumulated on the tooth.

 

Root Planing

 

Then the root is planed or smoothed. This eliminates any rough areas on the root that can easily trap plaque and bacteria.


Tooth afterA 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.

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