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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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Non-surgical treatment: Professional debridement with scaling and root planing as needed has been shown to offer some relief in gingival overgrowth patients.
[2] Chronic inflammatory enlargements caused principally by edema and cellular infiltration are treated by scaling and root planing, provided the size of enlargement does not interfere with complete removal of deposits.
Vitamin E supplementation, superoxide dismutase status, and outcome of scaling and root planing in patients with chronic periodontitis: a randomized clinical trial.
* The findings of these articles regarding aPDT support the findings of a systematic review and meta-analysis on the nonsurgical treatment of chronic periodontitis by means of scaling and root planing with or without adjuncts conducted and published by a panel of experts convened by the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs.
He recommended several patient brochures offered by the American Dental Association, including "Women and Gum Disease," "What is Scaling and Root Planing?" and "Gum Disease: The Warning Signs."
It lists all the problems associated with gum surgery and root planing. It will show you how to use the VitaPick[TM] to quickly kill the harmful bacteria.
Periodontitis is usually treated with scaling and root planing (SRP) as an initial therapy to remove subgingival plaque and calculus.
Effectiveness of CoQ10 oral supplements as an adjunct to scaling and root planing in improving periodontal health.
In 1990, 3 out of 4 scaling and root planing procedures were delivered by periodontists, and in 2005 to 2006, 9 out of 10 of these procedures were rendered in general dental practices.
In the initial phase of periodontal therapy, debridement of the diseased root surface is nonsurgically treated by mechanical scaling and root planing, primarily by using manual or power-driven instruments.
Periodontal therapy includes scaling and root planing. Scaling is the process of removing plaque and tarter above and below the gum line.
"Conventional treatment for chronic moderate generalized periodontitis, which included a simple, nonsurgical procedure called Scaling and Root Planing, lowered the study group's HbA1C count from 7.2 to 5.7," the study states.