Scaling & Root Planing

Scaling and root planing (often called "deep cleaning") is a meticulous and thorough cleaning of the teeth and the root surfaces of the teeth to remove plaque and calculus (tartar). Depending on the situation, this treatment may be accomplished in two visits and with numbing of the gum tissue.

After this initial treatment, more frequent cleanings, as well as thorough home care, are needed to maintain good oral health.

Petersburg Dentist | Scaling & Root Planing. George. Susan St. George is a Petersburg Dentist.