Oral Hygiene and Preventative Care Frequently Asked Questions

What is Scaling and Root Planing or a Deep Cleaning?

Sometimes a deep cleaning may be necessary. For those patients that have taken significant time off from routine dental care, scaling and root planing may be prescribed. Calcified plaque or calculus buildup may migrate under the gumline. This causes gum inflammation, bleeding gums and increased gum pocketing. The cycle continues and symptoms worsen over time. To break this cycle of inflammation, the gum tissue is numbed, and calcified plaque is removed, thus returning your mouth back to good health.