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Scaling and Root Planing in Livingston, NJ

Preserving Your Teeth & Gums

Do you notice that you have bleeding and swollen gums, bad breath, or a bad taste in your mouth? Have you lost any teeth or are they shifting? Has your general dentist diagnosed you with having periodontal disease? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be at higher risk of exposure to common signs and symptoms of periodontal disease, or gum disease.

Book an appointment at our exceptional practice by contacting Dr. Alan Rothstein at (973) 556-2655 today.

What Is Gum Disease?

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a condition caused by the accumulation of dental plaque and tartar (calculus) on your teeth over prolonged periods.

It is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults over the age of 35 and often does not cause any pain until it is too late. Early detection and treatment are key in helping you to save your teeth.

Scaling and Root Planing Procedure

Scaling and root planing is a treatment to carefully remove the plaque and tartar from the root surfaces of your teeth, and to smooth the root of the tooth to remove toxins bacteria may leave behind. This treatment is therapeutic, not prophylactic like your regular dental cleanings.

For your comfort, a local anesthetic will usually be administered. Generally, on a case-by-case basis, scaling and root planing is used for the local delivery of the following:

  • Antimicrobial irrigations
  • Local delivery of antibiotics
  • Oral antibiotics

Maintaining Healthy Teeth

When diagnosed and treated in its early stages, scaling and root planing may be the only therapy you need to re-establish the overall health of your gums.

But do not be confused – This is not a cure.

You will need to continue doing your part at home by keeping up with good oral hygiene practices, as well as having regular visits for periodontal maintenance therapy.

To learn more about our scaling and root planing treatment, call us at our office in Livingston, NJ at (973) 556-2655 today!

  • NJ Top Dentists
  • National Federation of Independent Business
  • Morris Essex Health and Life
  • NJDA Political Action Committee
  • American College of Dentists
  • International College of Dentists
  • New Jersey Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Periodontology

The A R Values

  • Quality of Service

    Our team takes great pride in delivering outstanding quality of service to every patient that walks through our door. We take our time to thoroughly educate and advise you- not only with what you need, but why you need it.

  • Compassionate

    We go the extra mile to make sure you are comfortable throughout every step of your periodontal experience. We know how challenging it can be to our patients, and we are with you every step of the way.

  • Professionalalism

    Dr. Rothstein has over 28 years of experience and periodontal know-how through his professional career, in academics and clinical practice. Our patients are treated as individuals, and offered customized plans to meet their unique needs.

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