Scaling and Root Planing in NYC & NJ
Scaling and root planing. Scaling involves the removal of the plaque and calculus deposits on the tooth surfaces, while root planing is the smoothing of the root surfaces in order to promote reattachment of the gum tissue to the tooth.
Plaque and tartar (yellow or brown Hardened plaque) are scraped off the tooth's crown and roots.
After Scaling, the rough surfaces of the root are smoothed, providing a healthy surface for healing.