Office

2839 Route 10 E
Suite 201
Morris Plains, NJ 07950
Phone: (973) 644-0088


Hours

Monday: 3:00pm – 9:00pm
Tuesday: By appointment only
Wednesday: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Friday: By appointment only
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 8:00am – 1:00pm
We are available 24/7 if you are in pain or have an emergency.

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Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment

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.