Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and Root Planing–Port City Family Dentistry

Colloquially known as deep cleaning, the process of scaling and root planing extracts plaque from the surface of the roots and/or crowns. The instrument used for scaling, called a hand scaler, is one of the most iconic dentist tools. The removal of plaque is necessary to prevent disease in many cases. This procedure takes a great deal of skill and precision.