Schrott Perio Implants provides non-surgical periodontal care in Belmont, MA. To learn more about our services or make an appointment, call our office at 617-484-9240.
What Is Non-Surgical Periodontal Care?
Non-Surgical periodontal care covers the routine procedures that help to keep gum disease in check. Some procedures, like scaling and root planing, are generally done every three to five years or less while standard periodontal maintenance cleanings should occur regularly every three months. Patients with gum disease should follow their periodontist’s recommendations when scheduling non-surgical procedures based on their individual condition.
Benefits of Non-Surgical Periodontal Care
Less Infection and Inflammation
You will have less inflammation in your gums when you receive a deep cleaning or regular periodontal maintenance cleanings. You will also be less likely to experience continued gum disease, gum recession and bone loss.
Less Plaque and Tartar
Scaling and root planing and periodontal maintenance cleanings remove the plaque and tartar that cause gum disease.
Combats Periodontal Pockets
Scaling and root planing scales the teeth and planes the roots, which allows healthy gum tissue to adhere to the root surface. This procedure helps to reduce pocket depth at least temporarily and hence reduces niches where bacteria can live and cause continued gum disease.
Plaque and bacteria trapped along the gum line and underneath the gum tissue in periodontal pockets frequently give periodontal patients unpleasant breath. Periodontal treatments help to combat this problem.
Proper non-surgical periodontal care can reduce the chance of losing teeth as gum disease progresses.
Scaling and Root Planing
During a scaling procedure, the dental hygienist uses special instruments like a scaler or ultrasonic cleaner to remove plaque and tartar from the entire tooth surface. The hygienist goes below the gum line to remove the hidden plaque in periodontal pockets.
Root planing involves using specific tools to smooth the root surface and promote healthy gum attachment. When the gum attaches to the smooth root surface, it helps to reduce periodontal pockets.
Systemic antibiotics are often given at the same time to combat harmful bacteria causing gum disease.
Periodontal maintenance cleanings are regular dental cleanings in patients who suffer from gum disease. Periodontal patients usually need cleanings every three months alternating between their primary care dentist and their periodontist.
With regular periodontal maintenance visits teeth are kept clean, harmful bacteria are removed frequently and the periodontist and dental hygienist can monitor the periodontal condition regularly.
Why Choose Schrott Perio Implants?
The team at Schrott Perio Implants is experienced and highly trained to diagnose and treat patients with periodontal disease.
As a specialist practice we receive referrals from general dentists and see the most complex cases on a regular basis. Complex is our routine.
We provide expert periodontal care to reduce gum disease’s severity and save teeth.
Our staff is helpful, friendly, and non-judgmental. We use state-of-the-art techniques and materials to provide optimal care. Our Belmont, MA, office is convenient to the Greater Boston area.
Frequently Asked Questions About Non-Surgical Periodontal Care
Is scaling and root planing uncomfortable?
Scaling and root planing does not hurt since you will be numb. Our dental hygienist will take every effort to make the procedure as seamless as possible. Your gums may be slightly tender for a few days.
How often do I need to have scaling and root planing treatments?
Depending on the severity of the condition and the individual predisposition to periodontal disease, scaling and root planing may be needed every three to five years or less.
How often do I need to have periodontal maintenance?
Most patients with gum disease require periodontal maintenance cleanings every three months alternating between their primary care dentist and their periodontist.
How does periodontal maintenance save teeth?
Regular periodontal maintenance visits help to slow the progression of periodontal disease. Removing plaque and tartar and reducing oral bacteria regularly means that there will be less bacteria to cause continued and progressive gum disease and ultimately the loss of teeth.
Call Schrott Perio Implants
If you have periodontal disease, non-surgical periodontal care can keep it in check. Call our office at 617-484-9420 for more information or to make an appointment.