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Kurt D James, DDS, PC | Scaling & Root Planing in Troy

KURT D JAMES, DDS, PC

550 Edwardsville Rd. Troy, IL

618-667-3446

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEAUTIFUL, HEALTHY SMILES FOR YOUR WHOLE FAMILY

Looking for a dental professional that has genuine care for your family and utilizes the best technology? 

Dr. James and his staff are committed to giving you and your family a comforting dental experience. 

Whether you are looking for routine visits, cosmetic dentistry or other services, you'll find that at Kurt D James - conveniently located in Troy, IL.  

It might be stressful switching dentists or making an appointment after not visiting in awhile, we hope to put your nerves at ease. 

We offer a Dental Maintenance Plan for our patients that are not insured. Dr. James is committed to making your dental experience stress free.

You and your family will be in good hands here at Dr. James office.

Scaling & Root Planing
 
Kurt D James, DDS, PC in Troy IL

Gingivitis is a generative disease that left untreated, will cause significant tooth and gum deterioration.  Just the word gingivitis can strike panic in a patient’s mind. The reality is that the treatment is simple and performed right in your dentist’s office.

Plaque and tarter that sits on the teeth provides an environment, which allows bacteria to thrive and multiply.  The bacteria cause the gums to become inflamed and bleed. The condition becomes more noticeable when you brush your teeth or sometimes when you eat. These are signs of the early stage of gingivitis. Gingivitis is easily treated by having the hygienist scaling and polishing the teeth.  If gingivitis is left untreated, the condition will progress and the roots will need a planing. The difference between scaling and root planing is simple. Scaling is the removal of the dental tartar from the tooth surface Root planing is the process of smoothening the root surfaces and removing the infected tooth structure.

As a non-surgical procedure, scaling and planing is performed without any anesthesia, in the dentist’s office. While the procedure is usually painless, advanced stages of gingivitis may make it necessary to numb the area for complete comfort. Deep scaling and root planing is usually broken down into one section of the mouth per appointment. This allows for adequate healing time, and reduces the time for each appointment.

 
 
 
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