November 28, 2012
In our last post, we mentioned that in a recent survey completed for the CDC revealed that gum disease is a more prevalent condition than many originally thought. So today, we’d like to talk about the periodontal therapies you’ll find at Randolph Dental Care.
One of the most basic forms of periodontal therapy is scaling and root planing. Often, for patients with milder forms of gum disease, scaling and root planing is the primary—and sometimes the only—treatment needed.
Scaling and root planing is a nonsurgical therapy. The purpose of each is to remove plaque, calculus, and bacteria from either around or underneath the gum line.
Plaque is made from bacteria, and when not removed by brushing, flossing or a professional cleaning, it hardens into calculus. Plaque and calculus combined are what cause the soft tissue irritations responsible for gum disease.
But another nonsurgical tool that is helping Dr. Goldstein provide top-notch periodontal therapy to Randolph and beyond is Arestin. Using Arestin, Dr. Goldstein of Randolph Dental Care can provide more effective healing than he can with scaling and root planing alone. That’s because Arestin fights infection with medicated microspheres of antibiotics, delivering more concentrated care than is possible with a pill. What’s more, it’s painlessly delivered to where you need it and continues fighting well after your appointment is over.
We serve patients from Randolph, Rockaway, Mendham, Chester, Morristown, Denville, Morris County, and beyond.