4917 Stelton Road, South Plainfield, NJ 07080
(Hedley Shopping Center)

(908) 666-4124

New Brunswick Dentist
222 Easton Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

(732) 860-0335

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Dental Health

Non-Surgical Dental Treatments

Periodontal treatment guidelines stress that periodontal health should be achieved in the least invasive and most cost-effective manner. This is often accomplished through non-surgical periodontal treatment, including scaling and root planing (a careful cleaning of the root surfaces to remove plaque and calculus [tartar] from deep periodontal pockets and to smooth the tooth root to remove bacterial toxins), followed by adjunctive therapy such as local delivery antimicrobials and host modulation, as needed on a case-by-case basis.

Most periodontists would agree that after scaling and root planing, many patients do not require any further active treatment, including surgical therapy. However, the majority of patients will require ongoing maintenance therapy to sustain health. Non-surgical therapy does have its limitations, however, and when it does not achieve periodontal health, surgery may be indicated to restore periodontal anatomy damaged by periodontal diseases and to facilitate oral hygiene practices.


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New Brunswick
Cosmetic Dental Associates
222 Easton Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 860-0335

South Plainfield
Cosmetic Dental Associates
4917 Stelton Road
(Hedley Shopping Center)
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
(908) 666-4124

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