Yakima's Family Dentist

Periodontal Scale & Root Planing

The dentist, periodontist or dental hygienist removes the plaque through a deep-cleaning method called root scaling and planing. Scaling means scraping off the tartar from above and below the gum line. Root planing gets rid of rough spots on the tooth root where the germs gather, and helps remove bacteria that contribute to the disease.


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