Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling and root planing is a periodontal deep cleaning recommended for advanced stages of periodontal disease. The scaling is the cleaning of plaque and tartar around and below the gum line down to the bottom of the pocket. Scaling not only removes plaque and tartar, it removes any infection present. Root planing is the smoothing of the roots to help the gums reattach to the teeth. It will help the gum tissue to heal and the pockets to shrink.
If you are showing advanced stages of periodontal disease your dentist professional may recommend scaling and root planing.