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Periodontal & Surgical Care
Under the Periodontal Care GUM treatment and Dental Implant Care Removal of microbial plaque and calculus is necessary to establish periodontal health. The first step in the treatment of periodontitis involves Nonsurgical cleaning below the gum line with a procedure called "root surface instrumentation" or "RSI", this causes a mechanical disturbance to the bacterial biofilm below the gumline.
This procedure involves the use of specialized curettes to mechanically remove plaque and calculus from below the gumline, and may require multiple visits and local anesthesia to adequately complete. In addition to initial RSI, it may also be necessary to adjust the OCCLUSION (bite) to prevent excessive force on teeth that have reduced bone support. Also, it may be necessary to complete any other dental needs, such as replacement of rough, plaque-retentive restorations, closure of open contacts between teeth, and any other requirements diagnosed at the initial evaluation. scaling and root planing: scaling and root planing removes the calculus as well as underlying softened dentine, which leaves behind smooth and glossy root surfaces.