Scaling and Planing

Tooth Scaling

Tooth scaling is the use of an ultrasonic device that can remove tartar, plaque, and biofilm deposits from the teeth and the area just below the gum line.

Root Planing

After tooth scaling a procedure called root planing is sometimes necessary to help the gums reattach to the teeth properly. Root planing is when a dentist smooths the surfaces of the teeth and roots to help prep the area for a natural re-attachment.