root planing

noun
root plan·​ing | \ -ˌplā-niŋ How to pronounce root planing (audio) \

Medical Definition of root planing

: the scraping of a bacteria-impregnated layer of cementum from the surface of a tooth root to prevent or treat periodontitis

Comments on root planing

What made you want to look up root planing? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to shake or wave menacingly

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-bowl-of-peach-sorbet-with-cut-peaches-next-to-it
  • Which is a synonym of desideratum?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!