TEETH CLEANING, ROOT PLANNING
Teeth cleaning is part of oral hygiene and involves the removal of dental plaque from teeth with the intention of preventing cavities, gingivitis, and periodontal disease.
Scaling and root planing, also known as conventional periodontal therapy, non-surgical periodontal therapy, or deep cleaning,
is a procedure involving removal of dental plaque and calculus (scaling or debridement) and then smoothing, or planing, of the (exposed) surfaces of the roots,
removing cementum or dentine that is impregnated with calculus, toxins, or microorganisms, the etiologic agents that cause inflammation. This helps to establish a periodontium that is in remission of periodontal disease.
Periodontal scalers and periodontal curettes are some of the tools involved.