Deep cleaning, also known as root planing, is a technique we use to treat periodontal disease. Periodontal Disease is a condition in which plaque and bacteria work their way deep into the gums that surround the teeth. If not treated, it will cause significant tooth and gum deterioration. The treatment is simple and performed right in our office. Deep scaling and root planing is usually broken down into two section of the mouth per appointment. Typically we perform initial treatment of root planing to get your gums closer to health and then maintain that level of health with follow up periodontal maintenance cleanings every 3-4 months.