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SCALING AND ROOT PLANING

In order to develop an overall tissue quality prior to surgical procedures and also to help limit the areas requiring surgery, many times, the early stages of periodontal disease are best treated with non-surgical periodontal therapy. Most likely, in severe cases of periodontal disease, non-surgical periodontal therapy often comes before surgical procedures.

Subgingival Scaling is the process of treating the tooth below the gumline. The tooth roots may also be planed to make the root surfaces smoother, allowing the gum tissue to heal and reconnect to the tooth. Therefore Root Planing is a procedure used for smoothing the tooth root.

If deep pockets between teeth and gums are present, it becomes almost impossible for Dr. Raschkovsky to thoroughly remove plaque, tartar and bacteria in order to eliminate the disease. Patients can rarely, if ever, maintain these pockets clean and free of disease. Consequently, to stop the disease and to restore periodontal health, surgery may be indicated.


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