If you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, you may need to seek treatment with our team at Modern Dental Studio to restore the health of your smile. Our East Brunswick, New Jersey team may suggest a non-surgical gum disease treatment known as scaling and root planing.
What is periodontal scaling and root planing?
Periodontal scaling and root planing (SRP), collectively called deep cleaning, removes calculus, plaque, and bacteria from the tooth surface beneath the gum line. It helps treat periodontitis, which is an advanced form of gum disease. At this stage, patients experience a buildup of plaque and tartar on their teeth, damaging the gum tissues and other supporting structures around them.
What happens during this non-surgical gum disease treatment?
During this deep teeth cleaning procedure, Dr. Tripthi Shetty will use specialized instruments to scrape away any built-up deposits from your teeth. She will then smooth out any rough areas along the roots of your teeth where bacteria can attach themselves more easily. This helps prevent future bacterial growth in these areas, thus reducing the risk of further damage.
How do I maintain the results after scaling and root planing?
After the procedure, good oral hygiene habits, such as brushing twice daily and flossing regularly, are essential for maintaining the health of your gums. Periodontal scaling and root planing can be done in one or several sessions, depending on the severity of the condition. The treatment is generally painless for most patients and can restore their gum health over time.
Do I still need to see the dentist?
It is vital that you follow up with regular maintenance visits with your dental team at Modern Dental Studio to ensure that you keep the teeth and gums healthy after the initial treatment. Proper dental care at home is also essential for preserving periodontal health. By taking care of the teeth and gums now, you can prevent more severe conditions in the future.
Do I need scaling and root planing?
If you are experiencing signs of gum disease like swelling, redness, or bleeding, call (732) 432-0123 to talk to your dentist at Modern Dental Studio in East Brunswick, NJ, about getting a periodontal scaling and root planing treatment.