What is the treatment of periodontitis?
What is root planing?
Root planing involves smoothening the root surfaces of teeth with thin curettes. This allows gum tissues to firmly reattach to roots that are clean and smooth thus preventing tooth loss and sensitivity problems.
The procedure makes it more difficult for plaque to accumulate along the root surfaces. Because this procedure goes deeper than a regular cleaning, the mouth is anaesthetized. The cleaning may take two visits to complete.
Debriding the root surface is a critical element in establishing periodontal health.