The Scaling and Root Planing Treatment
This procedure is performed under local anesthesia where we numb only the areas of the gum tissue that need to be treated. Dr. Astolfi will use an ultrasonic tool and some hand instruments to remove plaque buildup and calculus accumulation around the teeth. We will clean deep below the gum line to get rid of any buildup and smooth out rough surfaces of the teeth. This will help the gums reattach to the teeth fairly quickly.
Benefits of Dental Deep Cleaning for Gum Disease
You will need to undergo at least one dental deep cleaning to eradicate the infected gum tissue. Once the tissues are healed, Dr. Astolfi will most likely have you come in for periodontal maintenance treatments where you will undergo a less aggressive deep cleaning. These cleanings will still allow us to clean below the gum line so that we reduce the risk of you developing gum disease.
If you've been diagnosed with gum disease, call Dr. Astolfi's office today to schedule your no risk consultation.