What is periodontal treatment?
Periodontal treatment includes scaling and root planing. Both scaling and root planing are aimed at removing calculus (tartar) from the tooth surfaces. This includes the visible or exposed surface, surfaces below the gumline and root surfaces. Regular periodontal treatment is vital to the health of both your teeth and gums. Root planing is only done in the event of severe calculus buildup and is typically associated with gum disease as well.