Scaling and root planing refers to periodontal therapy better known as deep cleaning. It is the process of removing inflammation causing dental plaque and calculus from beneath the gums. It is one of the most effective ways of treating gum disease in it’s early stages. Ultrasonic tools are used in this process and the patient is usually given local anaesthesia during the process. Oral hygiene is key to maintaining the health of your gums. Learn more about preventive dentistry at Acharya Dental.