Robert Grillo, DMD | Scaling & Root Planing in South Windsor

  

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Scaling & Root Planing

 
Robert Grillo, DMD in South Windsor CT

 

Gingivitis is a progressive disease that left untreated, will cause significant tooth and gum deterioration.  Just the word gingivitis can strike panic in a patient’s mind. The reality is that the treatment is simple and performed right in your dentist’s office.

Plaque and tarter that sits on the teeth provides an environment, which allows bacteria to thrive and multiply.  The bacteria cause the gums to become inflamed and bleed. The condition becomes more noticeable when you brush your teeth or sometimes when you eat. These are signs of the early stage of gingivitis. Gingivitis is easily treated and reversed by having the hygienist scale and polishing the teeth.  If gingivitis is left untreated, the condition will progress and the roots will need a planing. The difference between scaling and root planing is simple. Scaling is the removal of the dental tartar from the tooth surface above the gum line. Root planing is the process of smoothening the root surfaces below the gum line and removing infected tooth structure.

As a non-surgical procedure, scaling and planing is performed with or without anesthesia, in the dentist’s office. While the procedure is usually painless, advanced stages of gingivitis may make it necessary to numb the area for complete comfort. Deep scaling and root planing is usually broken down into one section of the mouth per appointment. This allows for adequate healing time, and reduces the time for each appointment.

 
Robert Grillo, DMD in South Windsor CT
Robert Grillo, DMD in South Windsor CT
 
 
 
South Windsor Dentist | Scaling & Root Planing. Robert Grillo is a South Windsor Dentist.