Scaling and Root Planing in San Diego, CA

Before any surgical intervention is required, scaling and root planing could be the saving grace that restores health to your gums. Dr. Friedman will typically recommend this in-depth cleaning when the gums have started to pull away from the teeth. The scaling will involve the removal of plaque from below the gumline, while the root planing consists of smoothing the tooth roots and removing rough spots that can cause bacteria to gather and accumulate.