Deep cleaning (root planing)
This first step is to reduce the gingival inflammation and thus allow the supporting bone to partially recover. For an optimal result, the oral hygiene must be excellent. This step includes the following:
- Personalized oral hygiene instructions using techniques and tools adapted to your needs.
- Scaling and root planing (deep cleaning) to remove the plaque and tartar buildup which adheres to the root surface below the gum line. This procedure is not a surgery, but rather a very thorough cleaning (compared to the habitual more superficial cleanings). It is done mainly under local anesthesia (freezing) and usually requires 2 to 4 appointments.