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Jennifer Siwula Gill, DMD, LLC | Scaling & Root Planing in Scottdale

Jennifer Siwula Gill, DMD, LLC
322 Pittsburgh Street
Scottdale, PA 15683
General Dentistry

(724) 887-4111

Scaling & Root Planing
 
Jennifer Siwula Gill, DMD, LLC in Scottdale PA

Gingivitis is a generative 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 by having the hygienist scale and polish the teeth.  If gingivitis is left untreated, the condition will progress and may need root planing in addition to scaling. The difference between scaling and root planing is simple. Scaling is the removal of the dental tartar from the tooth surface. Root planing is the process of smoothing the root surfaces and removing the infected tooth structure.

As a non-surgical procedure, scaling and root planing is performed in the dentist’s office. Anesthesia is optional and is based upon each patients comfort level. 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.

 
 
 
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