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root planing

[′rüt ‚plān·iŋ]
(medicine)
A periodontal procedure that removes bacterial deposits (calculus and plaque) from the crowns and roots of affected teeth. Also known as scaling.
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3) A 2012 systematic review, to be discussed next, showed a pronounced chance of pocket closure at 3 and 6 months following scaling and root planing (NSPT) with or without adjunctive antibiotics, although the addition of antibiotics showed additional benefits.
At 6 week in the test group, root planing was performed by using Hoe scalers & standard GraceyCurrettes under local anesthesia.
For the majority of patients, periodontal sites will respond adequately to scaling and root planing and require no additional therapy.
In a companion study, Wilson et al used an endoscope during scaling and root planing of 6 teeth cited for extraction.
9,10) Wilson, Carnio, Schenk and Myers found that histologic signs of inflammation were absent 6 months after a single course of closed subgingival scaling and root planing using the dental endoscope.
Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical and laboratory changes 3 months after full-mouth scaling and root planing in subjects with and without diabetes mellitus.
For patients with periodontal disease, diode lasers are used by dentists and dental hygienists to improve the clinical effects of scaling and root planing.
Even as we go into the 21st century, there is considerable evidence in support of scaling and root planing as an essential and effective component of therapy.
Periostat is the registered trademark of CollaGenex's proprietary 20 mg tablets of doxycycline hyclate approved by the FDA as the only systemic adjunct to scaling and root planing for the treatment of adult periodontitis.
Also, a discrepancy exists between verbiage on page 14 stating DHATs are not allowed to perform subgingival scaling and root planing, versus on page 16 stating they are allowed nonsurgical periodontal therapy.
The objective of this pilot study was to compare two levels of scaling and root planing for changes in pocket depth, bleeding on probing, and clinical attachment levels in subjects with adult periodontitis.