Scaling & Root Planing East Brunswick, NJ

The initial stage of treatment is usually a thorough cleaning that may include scaling to remove plaque and tartar deposits beneath the gum line.

The tooth roots may also be planed to smooth the root surface allowing the gum tissue to heal and reattach to the tooth. In some cases, the occlusion (bite) may require adjustment.

couple1Antibiotics or irrigation with anti-microbials (chemical agents or mouth rinses) may be recommended to help control the growth of bacteria that create toxins and cause periodontitis. In some cases, Dr. Reich may place antibiotic fibers in the periodontal pockets after scaling and planing. This may be done to control infection and to encourage normal healing.

A deep & thorough cleaning is integral to your overall oral health. Call ☎ East Brunswick Office Phone Number 732-257-7300 to schedule your visit!

When deep pockets between teeth and gums are present, it is difficult for Dr. Reich to thoroughly remove plaque and tartar. Patients can seldom, if ever, keep these pockets clean and free of plaque. Consequently, surgery may be needed to restore periodontal health.

Bite Adjustment

A bite is considered to be healthy when all or most of the teeth are present and not destroyed by normal daily usage.

It is destructive when teeth show wear, looseness or when TMJ (jaw joint) damage is seen. Bite therapy helps restore a bite that can function without damage and destruction.

The therapy may include:

  • Reshaping the biting surfaces of the teeth and eliminating spots of excessive pressures where the teeth are brought into contact. This is done by carefully dividing bite pressures evenly across all of the teeth.
  • Bite splint therapy using a custom-fitted and adjusted plastic bite guard to keep the teeth apart, day, night, or both.
  • Braces to reposition mal-aligned or drifted teeth.
  • Replacement of old, worn out, or damaged fillings.
  • Reconstruction of badly worn and damaged teeth.

Middlesex Periodontics & Dental Implants, PC

5 out of 5 stars based on 8 scaling and root planing reviews.

Patient Review

Best experience I've had at a dental related practice

- Len C

5 out of 5 stars on
Procedure
Scaling and Root Planing
Will You Return For Additional Care If Needed?
Yes
Would You Recommend Us To A Friend?
Yes
Courtesy / Friendliness Shown To You By Our Staff:
Excellent
Ease Of Scheduling Your Appointment With Our Office:
Excellent
Waiting Time:
Minimal, if at all
Overall Staff Rating:
Rating: 5
Exceptional
Overall Doctor Rating:
Rating: 5
Exceptional

Patient Review

i have recommended this practice to any one of my friends/family that need to see a periodontist. The staff is so courteous and helpful. The medical care given is done with the utmost care for the patient, utilizing up-to-date treatment modalities that i had not seen in previous offices.

- diane r

5 out of 5 stars on
Procedure
Scaling and Root Planing
Will You Return For Additional Care If Needed?
Yes
Would You Recommend Us To A Friend?
Yes
Courtesy / Friendliness Shown To You By Our Staff:
the absolute best staff. as a healthcare professional, i appreciate the attention to detail, patient comfort and modern treatment modalities
Ease Of Scheduling Your Appointment With Our Office:
the office works with you, they have gone above and beyond to assist me with starting with the practice and scheduling appointments
Waiting Time:
none
Overall Staff Rating:
Rating: 5
everyone works extremely hard to calm nerves and make you feel at ease and not just another patient
Overall Doctor Rating:
Rating: 5
i was so impressed with Dr.Reich's demeanor, and especially treatment modalities

Patient Review

I am glad my Dentist recommended this office. I am very pleased with the work that been done on my gums and my teeth and people here is just amazing . I would recommend this office to anyone. Thank you .

- Tatyana m

5 out of 5 stars on
Procedure
Scaling and Root Planing
Will You Return For Additional Care If Needed?
Yes
Would You Recommend Us To A Friend?
Yes
Courtesy / Friendliness Shown To You By Our Staff:
Everyone is very friendly
Ease Of Scheduling Your Appointment With Our Office:
Easy to make an appointment and very flexible .
Waiting Time:
Never had to wait. Always on time
Overall Staff Rating:
Rating: 5
Overall Doctor Rating:
Rating: 5

Patient Review

My first experience at Middlesex Periodontics & Dental Implants was very easy and enjoyable. They made me feel like I have been coming there for years.

- Christian R

5 out of 5 stars on
Procedure
Scaling and Root Planing
Will You Return For Additional Care If Needed?
Yes
Would You Recommend Us To A Friend?
Yes
Courtesy / Friendliness Shown To You By Our Staff:
Extremely friendly and made me feel at home
Ease Of Scheduling Your Appointment With Our Office:
Very easy to schedule an appointment around my needs
Waiting Time:
Did not wait at all
Overall Staff Rating:
Rating: 5
Very professional
Overall Doctor Rating:
Rating: 5
Great!

Patient Review

I've been coming here for 30+ years. The care and professionalism is excellent! Beth is my hygienist and does an outstanding job.. and is very nice and pleasant!

- Judy J

5 out of 5 stars on
Procedure
Scaling and Root Planing
Will You Return For Additional Care If Needed?
Yes
Would You Recommend Us To A Friend?
Yes
Courtesy / Friendliness Shown To You By Our Staff:
Outstanding.. everyone is very nice and pleasant!
Ease Of Scheduling Your Appointment With Our Office:
Excellent... no problems in scheduling and getting an appointment at the last minute
Waiting Time:
Excellent... wait no longer than 15 minutes
Overall Staff Rating:
Rating: 5
Excellent.. Everyone is very nice and is a pleasure to come here.
Overall Doctor Rating:
Rating: 5
Excellent.. Dr. Reich is very nice and I feel very comfortable with him