The initial stage of treatment for periodontal disease is usually a thorough, deep cleaning, scaling and root planing, or SRP. The objective of these non-surgical procedures is to remove etiologic agents such as dental plaque and tartar, or calculus, which cause gingival inflammation and disease. Scaling and root planing removes bacterial deposits on the root surfaces under the gums, allowing the gums to heal. SRP may be your only treatment for cases of gingivitis and early periodontitis, but is also included in treatment for more severe disease.
A dental prophylaxis is a cleaning treatment performed to thoroughly clean the teeth. Prophylaxis is a part of a periodontal maintenance treatment, and alone, is appropriate for people who do not have gum disease. The benefits include: Prophylaxis can be performed at our office, or by your general dentist. We recommend that prophylaxis be performed twice annually for healthy patients, but should be completed every 2- 3 months for periodontitis sufferers.
Periodontist Alan S. Pollack, D.D.S., Ronald B. Odrich, D.D.S. or Hector Sarmiento, D.M.D., MSc., New York, NY, practices a full scope of periodontics with expertise ranging from dental implants to cosmetic periodontal surgery and gum grafting. Alan S. Pollack, D.D.S., Ronald B. Odrich, D.D.S. or Hector Sarmiento, D.M.D., MSc. can now correct a wide variety of periodontal (gum) disease. Our office is located at 225 East 64th Street, Suite 1, New York, NY. Call us at Pollack Periodontal Associates, PC Phone Number 212.838.0940.
Dr. Hector L. Sarmiento graduated with a degree in Dental Medicine from the Universidad Cuauhtemoc in Mexico, where he then received training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. He received his American dental license from the University of Rochester. Dr. Sarmiento also received his specialty certificate in Periodontics and his Masters in Oral Biology from the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated with honors. During his training Dr. Sarmiento was named the J.