Scaling and Root Planing
It is the process of removing or eliminating the etiologic agents – dental plaque and its products which cause problems, thus helping to establish a periodontium that is free of disease. Periodontal scalars and periodontal curettes are some of the tools involved. Root planning and scaling is one of the most effective ways to treat gum disease before it becomes severe. Root planning and scaling cleans between the gums and the teeth down to the roots.