Scaling & Root Planing in Folsom
During scaling and root planing (deep cleaning), our periodontist removes tartar and plaque that have formed below your gum line. This is what leads to gum disease. Using dental instruments specially designed for this purpose, the periodontist cleans the teeth and gums while smoothing out gum pockets that have developed. The risk of having tartar and plaque in your gum pockets is that bacteria can invade more easily. Bacteria toxins can cause irritation as well.