root planing

noun

root plan·​ing -ˌplā-niŋ How to pronounce root planing (audio)
: the scraping of a bacteria-impregnated layer of cementum from the surface of a tooth root to prevent or treat periodontitis

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“Root planing.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/root%20planing. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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