Gum Disease

Upon examination, if Dr. Simon finds evidence of ongoing infection he will often prescribe a procedure called scaling and root planning. In order to remove irritants under the gum line, such as dental plaque and tarter, he will typically use local anesthesia enabling him to make the procedure painless. For our patients that are anxious, we will often prescribe nitrous oxide sedation as well.

In keeping with Dr. Simon’s conservative approach to treatment, Dr. Simon will often wait anywhere 6-12 weeks to reevaluate your body’s response to scaling and root planing. At the reevaluation if there is evidence of continuing disease,Dr. Simon will consult with our in house Periodontist and coordinate treatment to restore your dental health.