Scaling and Root Planing: Dental Deep Cleaning

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“Scaling and root planing is a thorough dental cleaning of tooth root surfaces to remove plaque and tartar (calculus) from around teeth and periodontal pockets in the gums, and to smooth the teeth roots to remove bacterial toxins.”

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As stated in the article, Dental cleanings are an effective way to treat many different types of gum diseases. The worse you let your gum disease progress, the more consequential and involved your deep cleaning will become.