arghavan   shahidi, dmd
family & cosmetic dentistry
(978) 851-8888
Scaling & Root Planing
   Crown & Bridge
       Root Canal
Financing Available With
Care Credit
Advanced Technology
:: Digital X-Rays
   (less radiation)
:: Porcelain Crowns
:: Tooth Colored Fillings
Dr. Shahidi
1120 Main Street
Tewksbury, MA 01876
TEL (978) 851-8888
      Night Guard
Scaling and Root Planing

When you are first diagnosed with periodontal disease, one of the treatments is scaling and root planing.  A local Anesthetic will be given to reduce any discomfort.  Using a small scaler or ultrasonic cleaner, plaque and tartar are carefully removed down to the bottom of each periodontal pocket.  The tooth’s root surfaces are then smoothed or planed to allow gum tissue to heal and reattach to the tooth. Scaling and Root Planing combined with a strict home care routine and more frequent periodontal cleanings and exams will increase your chances of keeping your natural smile.
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