What Is Scaling and Root Planing?

With gum disease, the problem is often bacteria and plaque not on the teeth but on or below the gumline. In order to give your teeth the deep cleaning necessary to get rid of the bacteria, we offer a two-step treatment at Appalachian Dental Care called scaling and root planing. Dr. Steven Airey will use special tools to carefully get below your gums to remove plaque, tartar and bacteria. This is a nonsurgical way to help stop gum disease from getting out of hand. Call us at 828-264-9938 to find out more about scaling and root planing in Boone, North Carolina, and make your appointment with our dentist!

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