*Brookfield 262-787-9075 *Shorewood 414-964-5400
Thomas C Kelley, DDS, MSD, LLC
Brookfield (262) 787-9075
Shorewood (414) 964-5400
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.