root planing

noun
root plan·ing | \ -ˌplā-niŋ \

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

Learn More about root planing

Share root planing

Dictionary Entries near root planing

root canal

rooted

rootlet

root planing

root sheath

ROP

ropy

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

a magnificent or impressive array

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

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!