Our experienced dentists may recommend root surface debridement to help bring periodontal disease under control. This treatment cleans the root surfaces of your teeth to improve your oral health and start the healing process. We welcome you to call Abington Dental Associates at 781.878.0001 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Shivani Shirgavi and Dr. Rebekah Collins and learn more about root surface debridement in Abington, Massachusetts.
Your teeth may acquire calcified deposits in the gum pockets over time. These deposits make the surface of your teeth rough and difficult to clean with regular brushing and flossing and encourage harmful bacteria to reman present in your mouth, leading to the further development of periodontal disease. Root surface debridement (RSD) is a procedure in which our dentists and team clean the root surfaces to remove these deposits and smooth the tooth surfaces to slow the progression of gum disease.
Root surface debridement is a simple process. When you receive this treatment, our dentists will carefully scrape away the deposits from your teeth, thoroughly cleaning the area and smoothing it. A local anesthetic will be provided to help keep you comfortable, and we may also provide additional periodontal treatments at the same time as your debridement to produce the best possible results.
Give us a call today if you have any questions about root surface debridement or to set up an appointment with our dentists!