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Mitchell L Stave, DMD | Periodontal Health and Deep Cleanings in Lodi


Mitchell L. Stave, D.M.D.                                                                            tel: 973-340-9047

Lodi Family Dental Care

374 Harrison Avenue                                        Passionate Dentistry in the Most Gentle Hands 

Lodi, NJ 07644

Periodontal Health and Deep Cleanings

At your check up appointment, a hygienist will check a health of your gums with a special periodontal probe. It helps us determine if pockets may have formed around the teeth. Pockets deeper that 4 or 5mm may indicate the presence of bacteria that needs to be removed to protect bone structure and prevent tooth loss. For patients with periodontal pockets and chronic gum disease, we offer a "deep cleaning" (Scaling and Root Planing) procedure to remove plaque and tartar from underneath the gums. These areas are not easily reached during tooth brushing and flossing or during regular dental cleanings. A germicidal mouthwash is usually prescribed to use for 1 week after the treatment to help your gums heal faster and reduce the amount of bacteria in the mouth. 

Mitchell L Stave, DMD in Lodi NJ
Lodi Dentist | Periodontal Health and Deep Cleanings. Mitchell Stave is a Lodi Dentist.