Root Surface Debridement
The root surface is smoothed in a process called root debridement, this helps removes any remaining calculus or “contaminated” cementum on the root and leaves the surface less susceptible to the bacteria. If you have periodontitis that is localised to one part of your mouth, root debridement can be done in just that area. However, if you have a more generalised form of periodontitis spreading throughout your mouth, you may require multiple visits to complete the treatment effectively. This is usually done by our oral surgery specialist.