Root Planing and Scaling
Root planing and scaling is done when gums have either started to pull away from the teeth or the roots of the teeth have hard mineral deposits (tartar) on them. Root planing and scaling is one of the most effective ways to treat gum disease before it becomes severe. Root planing and scaling cleans between the gums and the teeth down to the roots. Dr. Schumm may need to use a local anesthetic to numb your gums and the roots of your teeth for the procedure.
- Root planing and scaling is a simple procedure that can work very well to stop gum disease.
- Brush and floss regularly afterward. Without proper dental care, your gum disease may progress.
If you notice any changes in your gums or while flossing, call our office right away for an appointment to assess and monitor your dental hygiene.