Scaling And Root Planing

Louis C. Franzetti, DDS

Dentist & Periodontist located in Manhattan, New York, NY

Scaling & Root Planing Q & A

What is Scaling and Root planing?

Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical procedure to rid your teeth of harmful bacteria that causes Periodontitis.

Scaling is performed to rid your mouth of l bacteria and toxins from your teeth & roots.
Root planing is performed to smooth over your root surfaces making it harder for plaque to adhere to roots in the future.

Medically accurate 3D illustration of human teeth treatment

How do I care for my teeth after scaling & root planing?

It is important that you follow proper oral hygiene & healthcare.

  • Brush your teeth twice daily
  • Floss once a day
  • Use antibacterial mouthwash.
  • Continue tri annual or quarterly cleanings with your periodontist.
  • If you smoke quit!