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ROOT. That part of a tree or plant under ground from which it draws most of its nourishment from the earth.
     2. When the roots of a tree planted in one man's land extend into that of another, this circumstance does not give the latter any right to the tree, though such is the doctrine of the civil law; Dig. 41, 1, 7, 13; but such person has a right to cut off the roots up to his line. Rolle's R. 394, vide Tree.
     3. In a figurative sense, the term root is used to signify the person from whom one or more others are descended. Vide Descent; Per stirpes.

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Vitamin E supplementation, superoxide dismutase status, and outcome of scaling and root planing in patients with chronic periodontitis: a randomized clinical trial.
In 1990, 3 out of 4 scaling and root planing procedures were delivered by periodontists, and in 2005 to 2006, 9 out of 10 of these procedures were rendered in general dental practices.
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.
It lists all the problems associated with gum surgery and root planing.
Periodontitis is usually treated with scaling and root planing (SRP) as an initial therapy to remove subgingival plaque and calculus.
com) is indicated as an adjunct to scaling and root planing procedures for reduction of pocket depth in patients with adult periodontitis.
reuteri was beneficial as an adjunct to scaling and root planing in patients with chronic periodontitis and moderately deep pockets.
Results demonstrated that a statistically significant decrease in surface area of residual calculus occurred when using the endoscope during scaling and root planing vs.
A new study published this month in the Journal of Periodontology shows that a combination of ARESTIN([R])(minocycline hydrochloride) Microspheres 1 mg, plus scaling and root planing (SRP) is significantly more effective than SRP alone in controlling periodontal disease.
The primary objective of scaling and root planing is to restore periodontal health by completely removing pathogenic products that induce inflammation (i.
These benefits cover scaling and root planing, or an additional routine or periodontal cleaning at no extra cost to the employer.
8) Although scaling and root planing has been shown to reduce bleeding scores and pocket depths (which are related to microbial activity), traditional non-surgical methods have physical limitation in accessing the offending microorganisms.