Scaling and Root Planing (Deep Cleaning)

Dentist in Hanover PA

Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical procedure used to treat gum disease. During the scaling process, specialized dental instruments are used to remove dental plaque and calculus from beneath the gums. Planing is the procedure used to smooth the tooth’s root after the scaling process. Root planing helps the gums heal and reattach themselves to a cleaner and smoother root surface. We have the option of using Novocain to make our patients feel as comfortable as possible during the entire procedure.