Scaling Planing

Scaling and root planing is a careful cleaning of the root surfaces to remove plaque and calculus [tartar] from deep periodontal pockets and to smooth the tooth root to remove bacterial toxins. Scaling and root planing is often followed by adjunctive therapy such as local delivery antimicrobials and host modulation, as needed on a case-by-case basis.

Most periodontists would agree that after scaling and root planing, many patients do not require any further active treatment. However, the majority of patients will require ongoing maintenance therapy to sustain health.

Information provided by American Academy of Periodontology.

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Timothy M. Strait, DMD

1917 Argillite Rd, Flatwoods, KY 41139
Office: (606) 836-2595
Fax:     (606) 836-7895 

Hours:
Monday -      9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday -     9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday - 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday -    Closed
Friday* -       9:00 am – 1:00 pm

*Only open 1st Friday of each month.