Some patients who suffer from gum disease require root planing. This is a dental technique to remove plaque below the gumline, along with calculus – the name for hardened plaque. These substances inflame the tissue around the root of the teeth, leading to further dental problems and the potential of tooth loss.
The process involves smoothing the bumps on the tooth root, which is why it is called “root planing.” This treatment is a very important part of maintaining good oral health for patients who have already developed gum disease and can allow them to avoid losing their teeth in the future, as well as issues such as inflamed gums and receding gums.
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