Root Planing and Scaling

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Root Planing is more than a regular maintenance visit with your hygienist. Root planing is a deeper, very thorough cleaning of the tooth and roots. Often the treatment requires a local anesthetic ensuring your comfort. Root planing removes tartar, plaque and bacteria from roots, underneath the gums. Root planing is performed to reduce pocket depths through healing. The procedure may be repeated for optimum results.

Dr. Harrison will follow up with you about a month later, to review with you the changes in your oral health. 

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