Scaling and Root Planning

  • Scaling and Root Planning

The initial stage of treatment for periodontal disease is usually a thorough cleaning that may include scaling or root planing. The objective of these non-surgical procedures is to remove etiologic agents such as dental plaque and tartar, or calculus, which cause gingival inflammation and disease. If you have red, swollen, or tender gums that tend to bleed whenever you clean your teeth, it may be time for consulting Arlington dentists to get a deep cleaning. Scaling and root planning can be used as a stand-alone treatment or a preventative measure.

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