Root planing and scaling is one of the most effective ways to treat gum disease before it becomes severe. It cleans between the gums and the teeth down to the roots. A local anesthetic, however, may be needed to numb the gums and the roots of the teeth.
This procedure involves
After this procedure one should continue to brush and floss regularly. Without proper dental care, the gum disease may progress.
To promote healing, inclusive use of tobacco products should be stopped. Smoking or chewing spit tobacco reduces ones ability to fight infection of the gums and delays healing.