Scaling & Root Planing
Scaling and root planing are two of the most common therapies for periodontal disease. They’re often combined to provide deep cleansing care.
In the scaling stage of treatment, plaque and tartar deposits are carefully removed from beneath the gum line. Then, in the root planing stage, the surfaces of your tooth roots will be smoothed, giving your sensitive gum tissue the chance to heal and reattach to the tooth.
In some cases, we may need to adjust how your bite fits together as part of your treatment. Additionally, Dr. Rynar may recommend antibiotics or irrigation with anti-microbials to help control the growth of bacteria.
After your scaling and root planing procedure, Dr. Rynar may also place antibiotic fibers in your gum pockets to control infection and encourage better oral health.
Better Results through Bite Adjustments
The word “occlusion” is used to describe how well a patient’s teeth fit together. Someone’s bite is healthy when all or most of his/her teeth are present and intact. When teeth are loose or show signs of being worn down by teeth grinding or TMJ dysfunction, bite therapy may be needed to restore functionality.
Adjusting a patient’s bite may involve:
- Reshaping bite surface
- Keeping teeth apart with a bite guard
- Repositioning teeth with braces
- Replacing old, worn, or damaged fillings
- Reconstructing worn or damaged teeth
To learn more about scaling and root planing or bite adjustments, call Metropolitan Periodontics & Implantology Associates, PA. We would be happy to answer your questions and schedule a consultation with Dr. Rynar. During your appointment, our team will assess your needs and answer any questions you might have. We’re dedicated to creating healthier, more functional smiles for patients in and around the tri-state area.
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