At Kelner Periodontics LLC, our father and daughter dental team, Dr. Danielle and Richard Kelner are pleased to offer scaling and root planing for our patients in Clark, New Jersey, and the neighboring communities who are fighting periodontal disease. Gum disease in the early stages is highly treatable and mostly reversible with the help of scaling and root planing.
This treatment gives your gums the boost they need to prevent them from progressing into more serious stages of the disease. Also known as a deep cleaning, scaling and root planing involves first, removing harmful bacterial plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) from your teeth and along the gumline. Then, the roots of the teeth are cleaned, removing the bacteria coating them.
This generally painless procedure is used to get rid of the oral bacteria, the sticky film called plaque, and tartar which has built up and which harms teeth and gums. Scaling and root planing give your gums their health back by stopping the progression of gum disease in its tracks. The procedure can be broken up into multiple treatments to clean one section at a time. Also, if you are nervous, we offer sedation options to increase your comfort.
Maintaining strong oral hygiene habits, along with scaling and root planing, will benefit your gums and your smile. Depending on your needs, you may need antibiotics to fight any infection in the gums. To learn more about how scaling and root planing can help your gums, or to schedule a visit with one of our skilled dentists, please call 732-587-6740 today!