Why Do Dentists Use Scaling and Root Planing to Treat Gum Disease?
- To get rid of things within the mouth such as dental plaque and tartar (also known as calculus) that can cause inflammation to the gingival (gum) tissue and the bone around it
- To clean the periodontium and relieve suffering associated with gingivitis (mild gum irritation and tenderness) and periodontal disease
- Because it’s a non-surgical intervention, meaning it is less invasive to the patient
- These techniques can be used on their own or as a preventative tactic to help a periodontitis patient