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.
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!