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planing

 [pla´ning]
1. abrasion of disfigured skin to promote reepithelization with minimal scarring; done by mechanical means (dermabrasion) or by application of a caustic (chemabrasion). See also plastic surgery.
root planing smoothing of the root surface of a tooth after subgingival scaling or débridement.

planing

/plan·ing/ (pla´ning) abrasion of disfigured skin to promote reepithelialization with minimal scarring; done by mechanical means (dermabrasion) or by application of a caustic (chemabrasion).

der·ma·bra·sion

(dĕrm'ă-brā'zhŭn)
Operative procedure used to remove acne scars or pits performed with sandpaper, rotating wire brushes, or other abrasive materials.
Synonym(s): planing.

planing

abrasion of disfigured skin to promote re-epithelization with minimal scarring; done by mechanical means (dermabrasion) or by application of a caustic (chemabrasion). See also plastic surgery.

dental planing
the scraping or abrasion of the cemental surface of a tooth after the removal of calculus in order to remove bacterial endotoxins.
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Results of two large multicenter clinical studies in the United States indicated that the adjunctive use of PerioChip with scaling and root planing resulted in significantly greater reduction of periodontal pockets compared with scaling and root planing alone.
In the scaling and root planing group the main reduction in pocket depth occurred between baseline and three months, after which point it stabilized.