Bronx

1819 Williamsbridge Road
Bronx, NY 10461
Phone: (718) 892-3555

Hours

Monday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

New York

2 West 45th Street
Suite 1409
New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 683-7039

Hours

Monday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed

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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.