Why Dentists may Provide Scaling and Root Planing as a Treatment for Periodontal Disease

Scaling and Root Planning Springfield & Longmeadow, MASpringfield, MA patients who have been diagnosed with the later stages of periodontal disease are urged to visit a dental practice in their community that can provide effective treatment. Treatment of this condition as early as possible can keep patients from experiencing the long-standing damage that this infection can cause to the smile. Periodontal disease, or “gum disease,” is preventable, but once it has developed, it can only be maintained. There is no cure for the condition, but our staff at Taylor Street Dental is pleased to provide effective treatments that can help in reversing some of the issues and bringing the smile back to a healthier level.

What is Periodontal Disease?

Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease is an infection of the soft tissues. If patients fail to treat their condition, they may experience damage of the bone and the teeth. This is why it is so important for patients to maintain their dental visits and obtain treatments for conditions as they are diagnosed. Drs. David Peck, Zachary Grillo, Stefan Filip, and Pablo Valestegui of Taylor Street Dental will be able to provide treatment based on the stage the condition has reached.

One treatment offered to patients who have later stages of periodontal disease, called periodontitis, is that of scaling and root planing. This procedure is a deep cleaning that addresses the crowns and the roots of the teeth. It can be rather invasive but is necessary to treat the infection. In addition, this treatment is often coupled with antibiotics which can kill the bacteria and help bring the infection down to a reasonable level for easy care and maintenance. Some patients will take antibiotics orally, while others may benefit from antibiotics applied directly in the smile.

Ready to Discuss Procedures for Periodontal Disease?

Contact the staff at Taylor Street Dental to learn more about your condition and obtain quality treatment to bring the smile back to health. Drs. David Peck, Zachary Grillo, Stefan Filip, and Pablo Valestegui encourage patients to call the office at (413) 781-7645 to make an appointment, or visit personally at 41 Taylor Street on the 4th floor.

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