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The treatment of periodontal disease is aimed at removing the calculus from the roots of the teeth since it is calculus that harbors plaque. This can often be done nonsurgically by a procedure called scaling and root planning. Dr. Turunen numbs the area to be treated with a local anesthetic. She then goes deeply beneath the gum to remove the accessible calculus. Smaller instruments are then utilized to plane the root smooth. This can be a very effective treatment for gingivitis and some cases of mild periodontitis.

Dr. Turunen utilizes oral sedation in addition to local anesthetic for both the scaling and root planning and periodontal surgery procedures for enhanced patient comfort. In some instances IV sedation will be utilized.

For more information on any of the above procedures please click below:

American Academy of Periodontology

 

American Dental Association

 

The treatment of periodontal disease is aimed at removing the calculus from the roots of the teeth since it is calculus that harbors plaque. This can often be done nonsurgically by a procedure called scaling and root planning. Dr. Turunen numbs the area to be treated with a local anesthetic. She then goes deeply beneath the gum to remove the accessible calculus. Smaller instruments are then utilized to plane the root smooth. This can be a very effective treatment for gingivitis and some cases of mild periodontitis.

Dr. Turunen utilizes oral sedation in addition to local anesthetic for both the scaling and root planning and periodontal surgery procedures for enhanced patient comfort. In some instances IV sedation will be utilized.

For more information on any of the above procedures please click below:

American Academy of Periodontology

 

American Dental Association