While routine home maintenance is an important part of overall oral health, it only focuses on areas of the tooth above the gum line. A professional cleaning will be able to not only clean your teeth above the gum line (known as scaling) but also below the gum line (known as root planning). Regular scaling and root planing procedures are able to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria from those hard to reach areas below the gum line so we can keep your gums healthy from top to bottom!
Our Team at Sarcee Dental Clinic uses traditional hand scalers and ultrasonic tools to remove stubborn deposits of bacteria and tartar (also known as calculus). The ultimate goal of regular dental hygiene appointments is to prevent cavities, as well as gum disease, which is often pain-free but can ultimately result in premature tooth loss and lead to other health issues if left untreated.