Gum disease is one of the issues that threaten your oral health. It is an inflammation of the gum tissue that causes problems to your teeth and the supporting bones in your mouth. This can be addressed with dental scaling and root planing for improved oral health.
Dental scaling is a non-surgical procedure to treat gum disease also known as periodontitis. During the procedure, your dentist removes any plaque and tartar buildup on the teeth facilitating the gums to regain their health.
Root planing does a thorough scaling of the root surface, decreasing the inflammation of gum tissue. During root scaling, your dentist will smooth out rough areas at the root surface that are a target for plaque development thereby eliminating its build up.