Elisa: The patient may need more than just your basic every-6-month
hygiene visit. They may need to come in more frequently because
the plaque and bacteria tend to build up under the gums and
cause a lot of damage. For those people, they need to come in
more frequently and have the deeper scalings.
If a patient has gingivitis, that's reversible. Gingivitis is
just inflammation and bleeding of the gums. That part is
reversible. Once it spreads to the bone, the bone loss is not
reversible. We can stop it. We can prevent it from progressing
and getting any worse. It's a more extensive cleaning; it's just
deeper and more extensive. The ultimate benefit is that we want
to help people keep their teeth for a lifetime.
Announcer: In Bergen County, call Malki Dental at 201-646-0800. Beautiful
smiles that last a lifetime.