Scaling & Root Planing
Antibiotics are sometimes prescribed in conjunction with root planning and comprehensive oral hygiene instructions and excellent home care are vital to successful resolution of periodontal infections. After root planning, results will be evaluated by re-measuring pocket depths and evaluation of the inflammatory and oral hygiene status. This will be performed either by Dr. Jolkovsky 4 to 6 weeks after root planning at a “re-evaluation” appointment or at a periodontal maintenance cleaning 3 months after root planning. At that time any further treatment, if necessary, can be planned. Please not that because of the visual access the Perioscope allows us, areas that in the past required surgery can now be successfully managed by the Perioscopy alternative.