Research shows that regular dental hygiene maintenance is good for your overall good health.
Scaling and root planing are effective treatments for gum disease or gingivitis. Uneven tooth surfaces, especially underneath the gums on the roots of the teeth, are common places for bacteria to collect, causing plaque and eventually tartar to form. Left untreated, this build-up can cause gum disease and can weaken the surrounding structures.
Scaling and root planing target the removal of bacteria above as well as beneath the gums. The treatment is done by one of our hygienists, using handheld specialized instruments for reaching those target areas. The result of the treatment is healthier, stronger gums and teeth and a smoother tooth surface, making it difficult for bacteria to form in the future.