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Thomas C Kelley, DDS, MSD, LLC

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Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling is the process by which plaque and tartar ( aka. calculus - calcified deposits on teeth ) are removed from tooth surfaces above and below the gum tissue.

Root Planing is the process by which residual embedded tartar ( aka. calculus ) and portions of cementum ( the surface layer of the tooth root ) are removed from the roots to produce a smooth, hard and clean surface.

The primary objective of scaling and root planing is to restore gingival health by removing inflammation inducing substances from the tooth surface.