Root planing and scaling is one of the most effective ways to treat gum disease before it becomes severe. Root planing and scaling cleans between the gums and the teeth down to the roots. Your dentist may need to use a local anesthetic to numb your gums and the roots of your teeth.
We use an ultrasound tool for the planing and scaling. It is less uncomfortable than a standard scraping tool, but not all dentists will have it.
We may place antibiotic fibers into the pockets between your teeth and gums. The antibiotic will help speed healing and prevent infection.