Sarasota scaling and root planing is a gum disease treatment in which plaque and tartar are removed to promote healthy teeth and gums.
Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning procedure that can prevent and treat gum disease. According to the CDC, 47.2% of adults aged 30 years and older have some form of gum disease. Gum disease occurs when plaque and tartar buildup inflames the gums and causes the gums to recede, or pull away from teeth. Scaling is the removal of plaque and tartar from below the gum line, while root planing smooths the tooth root to allow gums to reattach to teeth.