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.
"Dr. Kasarsky and his team make me smile! My smile is my signature, and I wouldn't trust it to anyone else!"- DH / Office Visit / Feb 13, 2018
"Great dentist! Prevents and manages pain (and apprehension) during procedures. Excellent scheduling and flexibility, esp. when something hurts. Works with you to develop plan for care and health of your teeth. Whether you want the brightest smile or working on old dental problems, I highly recommend visiting Dr. Kasarsky"- T.C. / Google / Jun 29, 2018
"Cutting edge technology with a true bed side manner. Dr. Kasarsky and his team are genuine, kind and intelligent. The office care is supreme yet connected as you are educated at every step in the procedure."- J.M. / Google / Jun 27, 2018
"If you want or need a dentist whom you can trust with your eyes closed, your search is over! Dr. Kasarsky is the most reliable and knowledgeable dentist I have ever had. He performs comprehensive exams for every case and he walks his patients through the path he is going to take to solve your problem or reach your goal using a very easy language. Despite all that, he is always eager to walk that extra mile for his patients and you certainly leave his office very satisfied. I endorse him and recommend his state-of-the-art work."- E.C. / Google / Jun 27, 2018
"I would like to thank Dr. Kasarsky for such a great experience and service."- C.C. / Google / Jun 27, 2018
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
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.
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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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.