Periodontal Dentistry in Brooklyn Heights
Periodontal dentistry prevents and fights against gum disease. At Signature Smile, our experienced dentists provide patients in in Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo, Cobble Hill, Fort Greene, Carroll Gardens, and all of our other surrounding New York communities with the periodontal care they need to maintain a healthy and confident smile.
For more information on the periodontal procedures performed at Signature Smile’s Brooklyn Heights dental office, click on the links below.
Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling and root planing are basic procedures dentists utilize to defend against gum disease; the process is commonly referred to as a “deep cleaning.”
In acute cases of gum disease, inflammation and deep pockets may remain after scaling and root planing treatments. Should this occur, Dr. Tolchinsky and Dr. Trogan may recommend periodontal surgery to our patients.
Non-Surgical Arestin Therapy
Arestin is an antibiotic that can be applied to teeth after scaling and root planing. While scaling and root planing are effective treatments on their own, applying Arestin to a patient’s thoroughly-cleaned teeth adds a significant boost to their ability to fight gum disease.