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Mechanical instrumentation, such as scaling and root planning, is an effective method for removing supra and subgingival bacterial biofilm on tooth surfaces, as well as reducing probing depths. It also creates noticeable changes in the subgingival bacteria to sustain a microflora indicative of periodontal health. It does not eliminate all of the periodontal pathogens, due to a number of factors.
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