Periodontal Scaling & Root Planing Middlebury CT
Patients who notice bad breath, swelling of the gum tissues, and blood while brushing their teeth may be dealing with a condition known as periodontal disease or the earlier stages of gingivitis. These conditions can develop in the mouth and become extremely damaging to the smile. This is why Dr. Arsalan Elahi of Middlebury, CT, and his team are committed to providing patients with solutions that are effective at providing treatment, including periodontal scaling and root planing.
What is periodontal scaling and root planing?
When patients have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, or the earlier stage called gingivitis, they need to undergo a procedure known as periodontal scaling and root planing. This procedure is done right in the dental office and is a deep, thorough cleaning of the teeth and gums. It removes plaque and tartar right at the source and can help in restoring the health of the smile dramatically. It can also help to prevent bad breath, lost teeth, or shrinking gum tissue. The procedure is done with proper sedation and anesthetic to ensure comfort for the patient throughout the process as the doctor targets the areas of concern. Also, patients may be given antibiotics to take orally to fight the infection from the inside out.
Who is a candidate for periodontal scaling and root planing?
Any patient with a diagnosis of periodontal disease in the later stages will often benefit from having scaling and root planing performed. This procedure is an aggressive way of achieving results quickly and easily. Our professionals are dedicated to also educating patients on how to care for their smiles to bring it back to health and address the condition that may negatively impact the health of their smile.
Why scaling and root planing?
This procedure is:
In need of periodontal scaling and root planing?
Contact the team of Middlebury Dental Center today by calling (203) 599-0048 and scheduling an appointment. We are conveniently located at 1625 Straits Turnpike in Suite #210 and accept new patients and families seeking care in the communities of Middlebury, Watertown, Woodbury, and Southbury.