Deep Scaling & Root Planing Treatment For Periodontal Disease At The Warren Smile Center in New Jersey
Periodontal disease is a concern for a large majority of the population. Life often becomes so hectic between family obligations, friends, and careers that daily health, like dental hygiene, may slip through the cracks. Without vigilant dental hygiene practices and yearly cleanings, however, gingivitis and periodontal disease may develop. These conditions affect the health of your gums as well as increase the risk for other serious health concerns, such as heart disease, lung disease, and osteoporosis. To prevent your periodontal disease from escalating to an extreme condition, Dr. Susanna Kayserman offers deep scaling and root planing at the Warren Smile Center.
How can deep scaling and root planing help me?
Many of the progressing symptoms of periodontal disease can be reversed with proper treatment. At the Warren Smile Center, Dr. Susanna Kayserman provides deep scaling and root planing to remove the bacteria within the deep periodontal pockets between the teeth and gums. This treatment will also remove the excess plaque and tartar on the root surface and is effective during the beginning stages of periodontal disease. Should your gum disease progress to advanced stages in which the bones and ligaments within your mouth are affected, than periodontal surgery or laser pocket reduction may be required. Below is a chart which outlines the beginning signs of periodontal disease. Patients may want to inquire with their dentist if any of their symptoms can be treated with deep scaling and root planing.
|Signs That Deep Scaling and Root Planing May Be Necessary|
|Pockets between the gum and teeth|
|Gums that bleed or become sore while brushing and flossing|
|Gums that have receded from teeth|
|Chronic bad breath or lingering bad taste|
What can I expect during deep scaling and root planing?
Deep scaling and root planing is a relatively short, in-office procedure which only involves local anesthetic. During the procedure, Dr. Kayserman will numb the gums and roots of your teeth, so patients feel only some discomfort during the procedure. Once the bacteria, plaque, and tartar are removed from the deep pockets and root surfaces, your teeth will be smooth and clean. Although deep scaling and root planing is an effective treatment for gum disease, patients must improve their daily dental hygiene to achieve lasting results and prevent future periodontal symptoms from returning.
How do I learn more about deep scaling and root planing in NJ?
Susanna Kayserman, D.D.S. and the Warren Smile Center staff welcome patients to express any questions they may have about deep scaling and root planing in New Jersey. You can contact us at our Warren, New Jersey dentist office location at 908.753.0003, or you may make an appointment online for a personal consultation with Dr. Kayserman or Dr. Stein.