7/404 Charlton Esplanade, Torquay, QLD 4655 Australia

For Emergencies
Click Here
Send an Email
Contact Us
Get in Touch
(07) 412 55099

Blog

Home - Blog - Scaling and Root Planning

Scaling and Root Planning

Some cases of acute periodontal (gum) disease that do not respond to more conventional treatment and self-care such as flossing may require a special kind of cleaning called scaling and root planing.

The procedure begins with administration of a local anesthetic to reduce any discomfort. Then, a small instrument called a “scaler,” or an ultrasonic cleaner, is used to clean beneath your gum line to remove plaque and tartar.

The root surfaces on the tooth are then planed and smoothed. This lets the gum tissue heal and reattach itself to the tooth.