Scaling and Root Planing is the process of removing or eliminating the dental plaque, its products, and hard build up of tartar (calculus), which cause inflammation, then follow up by giving the teeth a thorough polish. A little discomfort may be experienced if the cleaning is done slightly below the gum line.
The scale and polish will help fight again gum disease – although you still need to do your bit by brushing properly twice a day.