Root Planing & Curetage
Root planing is the smoothing of the sub-gingival root surfaces with a curette The objective of root planing is to remove deposits and cementum in an attempt to achieve gingival reattachment.
Curettage is used to treat teeth affected by periodontitis. Gingival curettage is a surgical procedure designed to remove the soft tissue lining of the periodontal pocket with a curet, leaving only a gingival connective tissue lining. … Gingival curettage, as originally conceived, was designed to promote new connective tissue attachment to the tooth, by the removal of pocket lining and junctional epithelium