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Scaling and Root Planing (SRP Nonsurgical Gum Disease Treatment) - New York City

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Overview

Dr. Jason Kasarsky is a New York City dentist and periodontal surgeon. He offers scaling and root planing treatments for patients with periodontal gum disease or for those who are in the early stages of gum recession. During a regular dental exam, if Dr. Kasarsky notices that a patient’s gum pockets are deeper than 3 millimeters, he will generally recommend this treatment. The gum pocket is known as the sulcus, which represents the v-shaped grooves located between the gum and teeth. A nonsurgical periodontal treatment, scaling and root planing removes tartar and plaque below the gumline and buffs and smoothens the tooth enamel to protect it from ongoing future build-up. Dr. Kasarsky performs this treatment, which can help improve bleeding gums, inflamed gums, and other dental problems such as infections, tooth loss, and decay.

Reasons to have SRP

  • To improve the overall health of the gums and teeth
  • To treat gum disease, or prevent it from occurring
  • To protect the bones from decay
  • To prevent tooth decay
  • To prevent gum recession
  • To improve the breath of the patient
  • To deep clean the gumline and prevent plaque and calculus
  • To prevent bacterial infections

Procedure

Dr. Kasarsky generally performs scaling and root planing without local anesthesia, instead using a local anesthesia to numb the mouth. During the first phase of treatment, he will gently remove tartar and plaque using a scaler, which he will apply to each tooth just below the gumline. This process is performed carefully so that additional bleeding and irritation does not occur. Once the gum pockets are cleaned, Dr. Kasarsky will perform planing procedure, which smoothes the surface of the tooth and helps create a clean surface as to eliminate crevices where plaque can hide and accumulate. Depending on the severity of the case, antibiotics may be prescribed prior to treatment, and they are usually provided after treatment to help promote faster healing of the gum tissue.

AfterCare

After scaling and root planing treatment, if our patient still has recession and gum pockets deeper than 3 millimeters, the same procedure may need to be applied again. There are also advanced treatments that can be recommended beyond this procedure. It is extremely important to adhere to a regular oral care routine at home, brushing and flossing daily, and using any products prescribed by Dr. Kasarsky. Many patients with periodontal problems are seen by Dr. Kasarsky bi-annually as to help prevent further problems and maintain the results from treatment.

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Promote Healthy Gums

Scaling and root planing treats early signs of gum disease and prevents the further spread of bacteria. It helps reduce and prevent infections, inflammation, and other serious gum and tooth disorders. This procedure eliminates areas on the teeth and near the gums where bacteria likes to hide, so the teeth and gums are healthier and the breath is fresher. We invite you to call our NYC dental office today to learn more and schedule your appointment.

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