Healthy Gums, Healthy Mouth
Your gums play a vital role in your overall oral health, which is why we offer comprehensive care.
Non-Surgical Gum Treatment with Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical gum treatment aimed at staunching the progression of gum disease. It is most effective in the early stages of periodontal disease. Scaling and root planing involves specialized hand instruments and ultrasonic scalers that allow us to effectively remove harmful plaque and tartar residing below the gum line. The treatment helps reduce the depth of periodontal pockets by encouraging the gum tissue to reattach to the tooth surface.
Maintaining Gum Health with Periodontal Maintenance
Dr. Russell Marchese, Jr. typically recommends periodontal maintenance therapy for patients who have been treated for periodontal disease. Periodontal maintenance therapy is ongoing treatment designed to prevent the progression of periodontal disease. Periodontal maintenance cleanings occur every three to four months, depending on individualized needs. This program helps to maintain the health of gum tissue and address any recurring sites of active infection.
Gingivectomy to Improve Gum Health
A gingivectomy is a procedure that removes and/or reshapes loose gum tissue and reduces periodontal pocket depths. A gingivectomy is usually performed after other gum treatments have been explored and have not produced the desired results. The procedure can also be performed to reduce the appearance of a “gummy” smile.
Needing a Bone Graft in Batavia, NY
Bone loss is common for patients who have had missing teeth for some time, are in the advanced stages of gum disease or who have experienced mouth trauma. The resulting loss of bone often limits Dr. Marchese from performing restorative or tooth replacement procedures. That is where bone grafting comes in. There are multiple types of bone grafting procedures, but a bone graft essentially replaces lost bone in a targeted area of the mouth.
Russell M. Marchese Jr., DDS
401 East Main Street | Batavia, NY 14020
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 7:15am - 4:15pm
Wednesday: 7:15am - 2:00pm
Friday and Saturday: By Appointment Only