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What is root planing and why is it done?

Q:What is root planing and why is it done?

A:Root planing(deep cleaning)is the removal of calculus(tartar)from deep under the gum line. This procedure gives the gums a chance to heal once the bacteria are removed. The use of a laser can be added to improve healing.


Dr. Maksim has been practicing dentistry in the San Diego area for over 20 years.

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