Root planing is a procedure where our dental hygienist removes plaque and calculus build-up from below the gum line. The root surfaces are cleaned with dental scalers and sometimes with the use of an Ultrasonic scaler. It is important to remove the plaque and calculus from the pockets, because aside from the bacterial toxins that irritate the gums, plaque and the rough surfaces of calculus make it easier for bacteria to gain a foothold which can cause extensive damage to the root of the tooth. In extreme cases of poor dental hygiene care, you can lose your tooth.
Please reach out and call Karl E. Schneck, DDS, PC for an appointment with our experienced dentists. You can reach us by calling 541-779-4344 for scaling and root planing in Medford, Oregon.