Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical procedure to treat and maintain periodontal disease. During this treatment, our dentist, Dr. Frederick Prehn and our hygienists will clean out the bacteria in pockets of the infected gums. We will smooth the root surfaces, remove endotoxins, and remove infected gum tissue, all to promote healing and gum reattachment. This treatment will not regenerate bone loss, but it will create a shallow pocket that can be easily cleaned and maintained at home. Prehn Dental Offices will also recommend any at-home rinses or additional treatments to help you regain optimum oral health. To schedule your appointment for scaling and root planing in Wausau, Wisconsin, we invite you to contact us today at 715-842-1270.