Scaling & Root Planing
Reduce the Impact of Gum Disease
The dental hygienist will then use an instrument called an ultrasonic scaler along with hand scalers which remove the plaque and tartar from underneath your gum line.
Once the cleaning has been done, the root surfaces of your tooth will be planed and smoothed so that the gums will have an easier time reattaching to the teeth after the use of the scaler.
In some cases, it may be necessary to use a localized antibiotic such as Arestin in between your teeth and gums to encourage healing and lower the chances of infection after the cleaning.
Understanding Periodontal Disease
How can you fight the effects of gum disease?
You will want to follow up a planing and scaling treatment with consistent brushing and flossing to maintain healthy teeth and gums.
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