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plane something away

to smooth off bumps or irregularities with a plane. Please plane the bumps away so that the board is perfectly smooth. Sam planed away the bumps.
See also: away, plane

plane something down

to smooth something down with a plane; to remove some material from something with a plane. I will have to plane the door down before I hang it again. I planed down the edge of the door for you.
See also: down, plane

plane something off

to remove bumps, nicks, or scrapes by planing. Plane the rough places off so the surface will be as smooth as possible. Sam planed off the bumps.
See also: off, plane
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PerioChip, the first biodegradable delivery system for reducing pocket depth in adult periodontitis, is designed as an adjunctive therapy to scaling and root planing (deep cleaning).
PerioChip, a 4x5 mm chip the size of a baby's fingernail, is inserted directly into infected periodontal pockets that are 5mm or greater in depth, following scaling and root planing to remove plaque and calculus deposits.
PerioChip may be inserted every three months if pockets remain 5mm or greater and may be used as part of a periodontal maintenance program that includes good oral hygiene and scaling and root planing.
In dentistry, local as well as systemic antibiotics have been used to treat periodontitis, often as an adjunctive therapy to scaling and root planing.
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.