East Brunswick Dentist | East Brunswick dental care | NJ | Scaling & Root Planing

East Brunswick Office : 732-254-9000
300 Route 18, East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Hamilton Office :  609-689-2660
3100 Quaker Bridge Road , Suite 5, Hamilton , NJ 08619

Old Bridge Office : 732-727-0895 or
732-967-6900
1447 State Route 18, Old Bridge , NJ 08857
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 scale and polish 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 without any anesthesia, in the dentist’s office. While the procedure is usually painless, advanced stages of gingivitis may make it necessary to numb the area for complete comfort. Deep scaling and root planing is usually broken down into one section of the mouth per appointment. This allows for adequate healing time, and reduces the time for each appointment.

 
 
Dr. Chandan Ahuja, Dr. Ruma Anand, Dr. Runjan Seth and Dr. Gagan Uppal provide Family Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implants, Invisalign, Same Day Dental Emergency, Dentures and a Dental Lab to the following locations: East Brunswick, NJ, Old Bridge, NJ, Hamilton, NJ and surrounding areas.