Scaling and root planing is also known as a deep teeth cleaning. As plaque and tartar build up underneath the gum line, gum inflammation can occur leading to spaces called pockets. These spaces cannot be adequately cleaned with with a toothbrush nor a regular cleaning. If left untreated bacteria will further infiltrate into these pockets and cause bone loss. Read more below to learn the benefits and indications of this dental treatment.
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