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.
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