and Root Planing is a common non-surgical treatment for periodontal disease.
By using special instruments, Dr. Pierre's Registered Dental Hygienist removes
bacteria and infection from the unhealthy deep pockets around the teeth below
the gum line. This is often referred to as a "deep cleaning".
First the tooth is scaled
to remove the plaque and tarter that has accumulated on the tooth.
Then the root is planed
or smoothed. This eliminates any rough areas on the root that can easily trap
plaque and bacteria.
smooth clean root provides a healthy environment to allow the gums to heal
naturally and reattach to the tooth. This will create a reduced pocket, therefore
eliminating areas for bacteria to hide and cause further disease.
Scaling and Root Planing
combined with a strict home care routine and more frequent periodontal cleanings
and exams will increase your chances of keeping your natural smile.