All Smiles Family Dental Of NJ | Scaling & Root Planing in Williamstown

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Nermeen Rifai, DMD

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GLOUCESTER COUNTY, NJ

420 N. Black Horse Pike
Williamstown, NJ 08094

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Scaling & Root Planing

 

Gingivitis is a generative disease that left untreated, will cause significant tooth and gum deterioration.  Just the word gingivitis can strike panic in a patient’s mind. The reality is that the treatment is simple and performed right in your dentist’s office.

Plaque and tarter that sits on the teeth provides an environment, which allows bacteria to thrive and multiply.  The bacteria cause the gums to become inflamed and bleed. The condition becomes more noticeable when you brush your teeth or sometimes when you eat. These are signs of the early stage of gingivitis. Gingivitis is easily treated by having the hygienist scaling and polishing the teeth.  If gingivitis is left untreated, the condition will progress and the roots will need a planing. The difference between scaling and root planing is simple. Scaling is the removal of the dental tartar from the tooth surface, root planing is the process of smoothening the root surfaces and removing the infected tooth structure.

As a non-surgical procedure, scaling and planing is performed with anesthesia, in the dentist’s office. The procedure is usually painless. Scaling and root planing is usually broken down into half of the mouth per appointment. This allows for adequate healing time, and reduces the time for each appointment.

Procedure:

Appointment 1: Anesthetize half the mouth. Deep cleaning performed on half of your mouth.

Appoinment 2: Anesthetize the other half of the mouth. Deep cleaning performed on the other half. 

Appointment 3: Re-evaluation after 3 months to make sure gums have healed properly. 

 

 


 
 
 
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