Root planing and scaling is one of the most effective ways to treat gum disease before it becomes severe. Root planing and scaling removes plaque and tartar between the gums and the teeth down to the roots. Dr. Boudreau may need to use a local anesthetic to numb your gums and the roots of your teeth. We will use an ultrasonic instrument for planing and scaling, along with traditional dental hand instruments.
If we are able to remove all the plaque and tartar from the roots of your teeth, and if you follow treatment with good dental care, your gums should heal and reattach to the teeth. Without proper dental care, your gum disease may get worse.