Periodontal deep cleanings are performed as part of the treatment for gingivitis and periodontitis, two forms of periodontal disease. Adults normally require periodontal deep cleanings, but teenagers with poor oral hygiene habits, or those eating a diet missing proper nutrients, can also develop gingivitis. Our Elmhurst general dentist
, Dr. Mazhar Alhadid, DDS, performs a periodontal deep cleaning as part of the treatment for this disease. At Best Care Family Dental, experience is combined with genuine concern for our patients. Dr. Alhadid stays current with modern dental progress and uses cutting-edge technologies in treating periodontal disease.
Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing Elmhurst
The main component in the treatment of periodontal disease is scaling and root planing. Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning of the root surface below the gum line to remove plaque, tartar, toxins, and stains, which can cause swelling to the gum tissue and adjacent bone. This procedure is more intensive than a routine general cleaning and an important part of stopping periodontal disease from progressing any further. This especially becomes an issue once deeper pockets have formed in the gums, which is really in the bone. Our Elmhurst general dentist
knows that scaling and root planing is one of the most effective periodontal procedures to treat gum disease before it becomes severe. With gum disease, pockets develop that are deeper than usual, so this kind of scaling and root planing are often referred to as periodontal deep cleaning. With your comfort and peace of mind a priority, our Elmhurst general dentist
will numb the area prior to your treatment.
Research has shown that scaling and root planing greatly reduces the swelling of the gums, shrinks "pocket” depths and removes bacteria. With that research in mind, this form of periodontal cleaning is usually the first type of treatment recommended by our Elmhurst general dentist
, for treating periodontitis. In addition to scaling and root planing, antibiotics may be used in pill form or locally administered directly into the pockets. When periodontal deep cleanings alone cannot control the disease, Dr. Alhadid will recommend more progressive periodontal procedures.
Periodontal Care Elmhurst
88-09 Northern Boulevard
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
By Green Garden Dental
December 11, 2013