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Deep Dental Cleaning in Denville, NJ

Scaling & Root Planing to Improve Your Smile and Health

As a periodontal specialist, Dr. Alan Rothstein uses deep cleaning as an initial step in addressing gingivitis and gum disease. Deep cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing, is a non-surgical procedure that removes dental plaque and tartar that cause inflammation of the gums and periodontal disease.

Contact A R Periodontics at (973) 556-2655 today to schedule a scaling and root planning appointment.

Dental Deep Cleaning Process

During dental exams, it often comes to our attention that a patient is suffering from gingivitis or periodontal disease. In some situations, depending on the current condition of the teeth and gums, we may advise the patient to undergo a deep cleaning treatment.

The deep cleaning process involves two main stages, including:

  • Scaling: the removal of plaque and tartar from above and below the gumline
  • Root planing: the smoothing out of the exposed surfaces of teeth roots, which promotes gum reattachment and prevents bacteria from collecting in the future

Following the deep cleaning, Dr. Alan will re-evaluate the condition of your teeth and gums and let you know if there are any additional gum therapy steps that should be taken. When caught in the early stages, scaling and root planing is a sufficient treatment to restore gum health and halt the progression of bone loss caused by periodontal disease.

Is Deep Cleaning Painful?

Most of the time, our patients’ top concern is if there will be any pain. Rest assured that before we begin the scaling and root planing treatment, we will administer a local anesthesia to numb your gums and tooth roots so that you feel minimal discomfort during the process. After the deep cleaning, your gums will remain numb from the anesthesia for a short time, and then may be a little tender.

Our Denville deep cleaning specialist is committed to delivering the best possible experience and results. Call A R Periodontics today at (973) 556-2655 to schedule your appointment.

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    Each of our patients are treated as individuals, and offer care and treatment unique to their needs.

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