Periodontal therapy, also known as root scaling, is a deep cleaning of the dental plaque and tartar which stick to the surfaces of your teeth. Usually performed by a dental hygienist, it is essential for maintaining healthy teeth and gums, and is a major part of any dental checkup. Without it, your periodontium—the tissues that surround and hold your teeth—can become irritated and inflamed, which can speed up tooth decay. This is also a leading cause of gum disease.

As root scaling can remove surface stains, it is important for your appearance as well. Plaque frequently takes on a yellowish or grayish appearance which can discolor your teeth, and this, combined with inflamed gum tissue, can make your mouth look unhealthy and detract from the quality of your smile.

Benefits of root scaling and planing:

  • Improves overall tooth and gum health
  • Prevents tooth decay and gum disease
  • Keeps your smile looking bright, and your gums pink and healthy

 

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