Periodontal Treatment IN SICKLERVILLE, NJ
This procedure is for the patient that has been treated for periodontal disease, also known as "gum disease." It allows for maintaining healthy gums once the initial “scaling and root planing” treatment is complete.
Scaling & Root Planing
If you are suffering from gingivitis or more severe gum disease known as periodontitis, we may recommend a root scaling or planing. Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical procedure in which the hygienist removes plaque and tartar from below the gum line. Root surfaces are cleaned and smoothed with specially designed instruments called scalers. It is important to remove the plaque and tartar because it is especially irritating to the gums and surrounding bone. If these toxins are not removed, subsequent bone loss, inflammation, abscessing and/or tooth movement and eventual tooth loss may occur.