scaling & root planing
Scaling and Root Planing is a deep cleaning and is comprised of two parts.
Scaling is when all the plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) above and below the gumline is removed, cleaning all the way down to the bottom of the pocket.
Root planing is the process of smoothing out your teeth roots to help your gums reattach to your teeth.
Scaling and root planing may take more than one visit to complete and could require a local anesthetic.