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Gum disease is a serious and dangerous dental issue that can destroy your oral health if you let it, which is why it’s best to treat this problem at the early stages of development. At the early stages, our Riverdale Oral Health and Implant Center dental team is able to treat the disease with non-surgical treatments. The non-surgical treatments available include:

Professional dental cleaning: During a professional dental cleaning, your dentist will remove the plaque and tartar that reside on the surfaces of your teeth. The plaque and tartar are the two substances that are causing the gum disease. These two substances will be removed from above and below the gumline. Even though this treatment is not meant to treat active gum disease, your dentist might recommend receiving a cleaning more than twice a year to keep the disease away from your smile.

Scaling and root planing: Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical treatment that is provided at the early stages of gum disease development. It is generally performed while you are under a local anesthetic, and it is a beneficial treatment when you have plaque and tartar underneath the gums. During this appointment, your dentist will scrape away the plaque and tartar from above and below the gumline and will smooth out the rough spots on the tooth’s root, which helps the gums reattach to the teeth.

If you are a victim of this disease, it’s extremely important to call our office at 718.548.3353 and schedule an appointment with our dentists, Dr. Sidney Adler and Dr. Beth Berson, as soon as possible. When you come into our office, we will be able to restore your oral health and eliminate the disease from your smile. This is vital if you want to maintain strong and healthy teeth. For more information and details, please call our Riverdale Oral Health and Implant Center team in Riverdale, New York. We are always happy to help you!