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 9 scaling and root planing reviews.

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

Patient Review

Dr. Reich and his staff are all very thorough and precise with their diagnosis' and treatments. After seeing a few doctors who could not figure out my mouth problem, Dr. Reich was able to diagnosis me and solve my issue almost completely after just my first visit. I will definitely be coming back regularly.

- Aimee D

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:
All staff are very friendly and thorough- they even called to check on me at home after my procedure.
Ease Of Scheduling Your Appointment With Our Office:
The office was very flexible and accommodating with me for my scheduling.
Waiting Time:
no more than 10 minutes.
Overall Staff Rating:
Rating: 5
Overall Doctor Rating:
Rating: 5

Patient Review

I was very anxious regarding the scaling and root planing procedure but Beth made me quite comfortable and put me at ease. I would recommend her for anyone needing this procedure.

- Robert F

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:
Very friendly staff.
Ease Of Scheduling Your Appointment With Our Office:
Very easy and flexible scheduling
Waiting Time:
Minimal
Overall Staff Rating:
Rating: 5
Overall Doctor Rating:
Rating: 5

Patient Review

Today was my first visit to Dr. Reich, for a "second opinion" that turned into finding the right practice to address my issues. After suffering from dental phobia for many years, I had been given frightening and overwhelming news at another dental practice (not a periodontist) Dr. Reich performed his own evaluation and gave me news that was much less dire, and actually full of hope as to how he could help me. I was already impressed with Dr. Reich's qualifications, and now I am very impressed with the Doctor himself. He answered all my questions, calmed my fears, and mapped out a treatment plan that he has confidence in, and therefore so do I. I actually cried with relief. I now look forward to getting started on my treatment plan. And that is a lot coming from a severe dental phobic person!

- Noreen B

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:
Wonderful caring staff that made me feel welcome
Ease Of Scheduling Your Appointment With Our Office:
A quick appointment was made in consideration of my high anxiety
Waiting Time:
10 minutes
Overall Staff Rating:
Rating: 5
Friendly, sympathetic, encouraging
Overall Doctor Rating:
Rating: 5
Gentle and understanding of my dental phobia, reassuring and encouraging