Dental Visits Decoded: Scaling and Root Planing

If your dentist recommends a process called scaling and root planing, you likely need a “deep cleaning” to remove plaque and tartar from the roots of your teeth. In fact, root planing is only recommended for people who have been diagnosed with periodontal (gum) disease that has caused bone loss. The combination of scaling and planing is usually recommended for people with moderate to severe periodontal disease.

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