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Non-surgical Periodontal Treatment

The most common non-surgical periodontal treatment is scaling and root planing for deep cleaning of the root surfaces. The goal is to remove plaque and calculus (tartar) from deep periodontal pockets and to smooth the tooth root to remove bacterial toxins. Scaling and root planing are often followed by adjunctive therapy, such as local delivery of antimicrobials, systemic antibiotics and host modulation, as needed on a case-by-case basis.