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Our smiles are of the utmost importance. They can help an actor win a starring role, assist in the confidence needed to land a promotion at work, make new friends, and influence people. Being less than confident in your smile, however, can be a true source of pain and embarrassment. Even if you've taken good care of your teeth, without proper cleaning by a dentist on a regular basis, tartar and plaque can develop. When that happens, diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis are a distinct possibility.
But with regular visits to Guerrino Dentistry for all your dental needs, you stand a much better choice of avoiding procedures such as curettage, scaling, and root planing.
Curettage includes the use of a curette for a dental procedure. It is used for scraping and has effectively been applied in the treatment of periodontitis.
Gingival curettage is considered a surgical procedure. It uses a curette to, from a periodontal pocket, remove soft tissue lining. All that is left behind is healthy connective gingival tissue lining. As originally conceived, gingival curettage was meant to encourage the attachment of new connective tissue to a tooth. This was a direct result of removing diseased junctional epithelium and pocket lining.
When tissue has been damaged at a severe level, in order to promote healing, infected or damaged tissue is taken out. This situation is likely a result of gingivitis that was not treated and developed into periodontitis. If further damage occurs, it can affect not only tissue but bone. Scaling and root planing is another, and possibly more well-known, treatment for gingivitis and periodontitis.
Guerrino Dentistry has experienced specialists who are fully knowledgeable in the use of scaling and root planing, and other treatments for gingivitis and periodontitis.
An oral surgeon or dentist can diagnose gingivitis or periodontitis and devise an appropriate treatment. As suggested, this can include scaling or root planing. To remove infected or damaged tissue, curettage is another treatment that has been used in the past but may or may not be appropriate for everyone.
Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease that causes swelling, redness, and bleeding of the gums. More times than not, it is caused by poor hygiene, plaque, and a buildup of tartar. As long as professional treatment is received in time, the condition is reversible and will not lead to more serious infection or disease.
If, however, gingivitis is ignored, it turns into periodontitis, which is severe stage gum disease. Once a mild gum disease has advanced and worsened to this level, bone and tissue are destined for destruction as a result of the inflammatory responses caused by the condition.
During the inflammatory process, gums and teeth separate. Because of the separation, spaces or pockets are created. The formation of these pockets directly relates to an ensuing infection because bacteria is trapped inside. Eventually, the result is bone damage and tooth loss.
Guerrino Dentistry devises and executes plans for the treatment of gum disease and the damage that results from it. Ask your dentist about the following treatments:
Guerrino Dentistry wants to be your one-stop-shop when it comes to dental needs for you and your entire family. As a convenience for our Spanish-speaking clientele, we have bilingual individuals on our staff. If your wallet is a little light, we offer specials and other helpful financing benefits.
To make visiting the dentist as convenient as possible, Guerrino Dentistry has several locations. These include Mt. Vernon, Scarsdale, and Hartsdale. Call today to book a dental exam.Go Back