Scaling and Root Planing Is a Minimally Invasive Treatment for Gingivitis
Reduce Uncomfortable Side Effects
Scaling and root planing can improve common symptoms of gum disease, including bleeding gums and bad breath. Treatment can also reduce the size of periodontal pockets, as well as your risk of tooth decay.
Treatment Is Non-Surgical
Also known as a deep cleaning, scaling and root planing is typically the first line of treatment for periodontal disease. Unlike a gingivectomy, it does not require incisions or sutures.
Decrease Your Chance of a Serious Illness
Gum disease has been linked to diabetes, heart disease, and oral cancer. A deep cleaning can minimize your risk of associated diseases.