What Is Scaling And Root Planing For In Dentistry?
During a regular dental examination, a hygienist may measure your gum lines. This is done to see if your gums are normal and healthy; and if they are, the measurements will be anywhere from 1 mm to 3 mm. If the measurements are larger than this, it is a sign of gum disease. If this is the case, the dentist may recommend having a procedure done that is called scaling and root planing.