Balmain Mall Dental Surgery - Dr Robert S Sebel – BDS (SYD.), MDSc (SYD.) General Dentist
Balmain Mall Dental Surgery - Dr Robert S Sebel. General Dentist : 02 9810 3867/02 9810 3684

If your gums are in good condition, generally your teeth will be too

A good diet & good oral hygiene

help prevent gum disease & maintain general health

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Treatments

Periodontal Scaling & Root Planing

Periodontal scaling and root planing is the most common treatment for early stage gum disease. This procedure is performed either when gum tissue retracts from the base of your teeth or tartar (calculus) forms around the roots of the teeth.

Procedure

You will be given a local anaesthetic to numb the roots of the teeth as well as the gums, during the procedure. Your dentist will use a cleaning tool, a standard scraping tool or an ultrasonic scaling tool to clean the teeth and gum tissue all the way down to the roots. Antibiotic fibres are often inserted into the pockets between your teeth and gums to speed up the healing process and to prevent infection. These fibres are usually removed 1 week after the procedure.

Following the procedure, you may have minimal discomfort and numbness in your lips and gums until the anaesthetic effect wears off.

Risks

During periodontal scaling and root planing, the harmful bacteria can travel, via the bloodstream, to other parts of the body. Gum tissue is also at an increased risk of infection. Antibiotics may be needed before and after the procedure, in people at an increased risk for infections such as those with heart problems, a weakened immune system, and recent history of major surgeries.

Periodontal scaling and root planing is a simple and effective procedure to prevent the progression of gum disease. After this procedure, it is very important to brush and floss regularly. Taking good care of your teeth and gums can prevent aggravation of the disease. Smoking delays the healing process; hence it is recommended to refrain from smoking following root planing and scaling.

Appointment Times - Balmain Mall Dental Surgery - Dr Robert S Sebel. General Dentist
THE SURGERY OFFICE WILL BE OPEN UNTIL AT LEAST 4PM ON ALL DAYS
The practice has been operating for over 50 years, thanks to Dr Sebel's father who first established the practice.
Office Location - Balmain Mall Dental Surgery - Dr Robert S Sebel. General Dentist
308 Darling Street
Balmain NSW 2041, Australia
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