Scaling and Root Planing

The office of Dr. Farmer in Oxford, OH offers deep cleaning procedures, including the non-surgical scaling and root planing, to ensure that you remain healthy and safe from periodontal (gum) disease. When left untreated, periodontal disease has been linked to significant health risks, including heart disease and stroke, making early treatment essential.

Scaling and root planing are designed to treat gingivitis, the earliest stage of periodontal disease.  Scaling is the process of removing tartar or calculus from the surfaces of the teeth, while root planing involves smoothing the surfaces of the tooth’s roots and removing any infected tooth structure. If you are interested in learning more about how we help you fight against periodontal disease, we invite you to give our office a call soon. We’ll be happy to give you tips that will help you improve your oral health!