Scaling and Root Planing in New York City, NY

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If periodontal (gum) disease is identified in the first phase, also referred to as gingivitis, it could be resolved with a professional dental cleaning and elevated oral hygiene routines. However, when your dental condition advances to the subsequent stage, known as periodontitis, our team may recommend scaling and root planing (SRP) treatments. SRP is a nonsurgical gum disease procedure that removes plaque, tartar, and harmful bacteria from beneath your gum tissues. To conduct this treatment, our skilled New York City dental professionals smooth the outsides of the tooth roots within gum pockets using specially designed dental instruments. Scaling and root planing can offer an improved atmosphere for your gums and reverse the advancement of periodontal disease. If you see signs of periodontal disease, schedule an assessment at 286 Madison Dental in New York, NY to learn more about scaling and root planing.

Patients may be candidates for scaling and root planing therapy when they have red or inflamed gums, foul breath, gumline separation, or different signs of periodontal disease. Our team will evaluate the areas separating your teeth from the gum tissues when you come for your appointment. When these areas are more than 3 mm deep, and scans prove that there is bone loss, our team can offer SRP treatments. This periodontal disease solution should reduce the size of your gum pockets. This might enable you to care for your gums with more straightforward techniques. Periodontal disease diagnosed in the periodontitis stage will typically be addressed with SRP treatments at 286 Madison Dental.

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SRP therapy at our New York, NY office is often offered in quadrants of the mouth over the course of 1 – 4 appointments. To help you feel at ease, our team could dull the area by offering a mild anesthetic. We will also provide sedation in the event that you feel scared when receiving dental care. As soon as you are okay to get started, one of our professionals will use an advanced tooth scaler and hand tools to eliminate buildup and bacteria from your periodontal gaps carefully. Your tooth root surfaces are then evened out (planed) to lessen the regions where disease-causing bacteria could accumulate. Topically delivered antibiotics might additionally be administered down into the periodontal pockets to promote dental wellness and manage bacterial accumulation.

Swelling and gum discomfort might linger for several days following your SRP therapy. These problems can usually be relieved by taking nonprescription pain meds and warm saline rinses. Maintaining great oral hygiene regimens, like basic brushing and flossing twice a day, is important for retaining your gum wellness. Our team may also suggest that you attend regular gum therapies to minimize the risk of repeated infections and more effectively care for your gum wellness. These periodontal cleaning sessions are often done every 3 – 4 months and stand in for twice-yearly oral cleanings.

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286 Madison Dental is pleased to perform scaling and root planing, a common gum disease procedure that could be covered partially by dental insurance programs. For patients who use dental coverage, our staff may contact the carrier to determine the overall benefits before adding up any personal expenses. Our team takes several payment methods, like medical financing, to make sure that your dental treatment is more affordable.

Due to enhancements in the oral industry, it's possible to address and eliminate the problems that result from gum disease. At 286 Madison Dental, our team provides regular SRP treatments to target the last phases of periodontal disease and help halt its advancement. Contact us for a gum assessment at our New York, NY office, or get in touch with our professionals for more about scaling and root planing.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.