Scaling and root planing, otherwise known as conventional periodontal therapy, non-surgical periodontal therapy, or deep cleaning, is the process of removing or eliminating the etiologic agents – dental plaque, its products, and calculus – which cause inflammation, thus helping to establish a periodontium that is free of disease.
This dental implant was placed too close to the adjacent tooth resulting in damage to the tooth causing the loss of the implant and tooth. OralandMaxillofacialPathology
THE IMPORTANCE of DEEP #CLEANINGS! #Dentists use #dental instruments to scale or remove bacterial #plaque that has hardened and cannot be removed with #brushing and #flossing. If left on the #tooth it will cause inflammation of the #gums and will eventually lead to loss of #bone that supports the #teeth.
This is the reason impacted wisdom teeth should be removed? If you cannot properly clean them, they will most likely, eventually get cavities and/or gum disease. The arrows point to the decay (cavities). Dentaltown - Patient Education Ideas
Cavity In a Tooth
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