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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

root plan·ing

(rūt plān'ing),
In dentistry, abrading of rough root surfaces to achieve a smooth surface.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

root plan·ing

(rūt plān'ing)
In dentistry, abrading of rough root surfaces to achieve a smooth surface.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Effect of scaling and root planing on the composition of the human subgingival microbial flora.
* Studies in Chile and the United States demonstrated a reduction in the incidence of PLBW among women with periodontitis who underwent scaling and root planing during pregnancy.
No other treatment has proven as beneficial as oral hygiene instructions and conventional scaling and root planing. For the majority of patients, periodontal sites will respond adequately to scaling and root planing and require no additional therapy.
The test group was treated by scaling and root planing and irradiation with diode LASER, while control group was treated by scaling and root planing only.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Pregnant women with periodontitis who underwent a deep tooth cleaning and root planing procedure had a significantly lower rate of preterm birth than those who received no treatment in a pilot study of 366 women.