Periodontics and Implants

19735 Germantown Rd., Suite 250, Germantown, MD 20874

Phone: (301) 972-3311 Fax: (301) 972-1822

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       Office Hours      

Monday: 8am-3pm
Tuesday: 9am-5pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: 8am-1pm
Sat & Sunday Closed
 

19735 Germantown Rd., Suite 250
Germantown, MD 20874

(301) 972-3311


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Some cases of acute periodontal (gum) disease that do not respond to more conventional treatment and self-care such as flossing may require a special kind of cleaning called scaling and root planing.

The procedure begins with administration of a local anesthetic to reduce any discomfort. Then, a small instrument called a "scaler," or an ultrasonic cleaner, is used to clean beneath your gum line to remove plaque and tartar.

The root surfaces on the tooth are then planed and smoothed. If effective, scaling and root planing helps the gums reattach themselves to the tooth structure.  Additional measures may be needed if the periodontal pockets persist after scaling and root planing.

 

 

 

 

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