Maintenance programs for dental health.

Root planing and scaling (deep cleaning) is the special non-surgical cleaning that removes the plaque, calculus (tartar) from the tooth and infected tissue below the gum line. This procedure helps the gum tissue heal and the periodontal pocket to shrink. Results will vary depending on the extent of the disease. Periodontal disease is treatable but not “curable.” Staying on a maintenance program after root planing and scaling will help aid in your dental health.