Scaling is the process by which plaque and tartar ( aka. calculus - calcified deposits on teeth ) are removed from tooth surfaces above and below the gum tissue.
Root Planing is the process by which residual embedded tartar ( aka. calculus ) and portions of cementum ( the surface layer of the tooth root ) are removed from the roots to produce a smooth, hard and clean surface.
The primary objective of scaling and root planing is to restore gingival health by removing inflammation inducing substances from the tooth surface.
Enjoy shiny, white teeth courtesy of Thomas C. Kelley, D.D.S., M.S.D..
He offers teeth whitening for patients and uses professional whitening systems to give you that perfect, bright smile you’ve always wanted.