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Periodontic Journal / Vol. 1. No. 1. 2009-07: -

Basic principles of scaling and root planing on periodontal treatment

Prinsip-prinsip dasar scaling dan root planing dalam perawatan periodontal

  1. Agung Krismariono
    Departemen Periodonsia
    Fakultas Kedokteran Gigi Universitas Airlangga
    Surabaya - Indonesia



Control of factors that caused periodontal infection is the first consideration in periodontal treatment. In general, periodontal disease can be treated successfully by conventional periodontal treatment, scaling and root planning. The aim of treatment is to achieve reduction of the level of plaque bacteria and calculus on tooth surface, also planing the root surface. The aim of this paper is giving understanding about scaling and root planning technique for improve periodontal treatment optimalisation. Because successful periodontal treatment depend on dentist knowledge of treatment procedure. This knowledge including to decide of technique and instrumentation in compliance with type of case and periodontal tissue condition. It can be concluded that plaque and calculus on tooth surface must be removal because it have pathological effect and aesthetic interference. Scaling and root planing can remove plaque and calculus if instrumentation and technique in correct.

Keyword: Scaling, root planing, periodontal treatment,



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