Common Questions about Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal Therapy: Frequently Asked Questions

Question:  How is scaling and root planing done?

A: After numbing you up with local anesthetic we use small ultrasonic instrument that makes very microscopic vibrations while extruding water to clean the pockets around the tooth. We then use hand instruments to clean out any remaining remnants of calculus and or tartar.

Question: What is Arestin?

A: Arestin is an antibiotic gel that can be placed after scaling and root planning in areas that do not respond to treatment. This helps kill any remaining bacteria and aims to make your gums healthy again. Learn more about Arestin here.