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Madison Family Dental Care | Scaling & Root Planing in Madison, CT

Madison Family Dental Care

149 Durham Rd, Suite #29
Madison, CT 06443

(203) 245-1410

We are committed to keeping you safe during the Covid-19 Pandemic!

At Madison Family Dental care, we are doing everything we can to keep you safe during this difficult time. 

-Social distancing is important!  Our new protocols ensure that patients will avoid contact with each other as much as possible. Patients wait in their cars instead of in the waiting room and are met at the door by our dedicated staff when they are able to enter without coming into contact with other patients.

-We are taking our temperatures every morning….and we will take yours when you arrive!  In addition to screening ourselves for any signs of illness, we are screening every patient before they enter our operatories to make sure that they are symptom free and that they have not travelled or been in contact with anyone who is ill in the past 14 days. 

-We are keeping things clean!  We thoroughly clean and sanitize both the operatories and the office after each patient…including the front desk area, the restroom, door handles, and all other surfaces that patients might come into contact with.

-We are reducing the number of patients we see each day.  We have reorganized our schedule to ensure that we have at least 15 minutes between patients to clean and sanitize properly.  In addition, we have moved to a Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule to ensure that we have time between working days to thoroughly clean.   

-We are wearing personal protective equipment.  Our front office staff is masked, and Dr. Bell, his assistant, and the hygienists are equipped with N-95 masks, face shields, and full-length gowns that are changed before and after they see you.

-We are keeping the air you breath clean.  Dental procedures create aerosols that can potentially spread illness.  Because of this, it is important that we control the production of these aerosols and keep the air that you breath in our office clean.  To do this we have implemented the following:

-we have installed UV filters in our ducts

-we have converted our operatories into negative pressure rooms that are continually filtering the air. 

-We have installed Medical-grade air purifiers in each operatory and throughout the office.

-We have installed extraoral high-speed evacuators that vacuum aerosols out of the air as they are produced.

Scaling & Root Planing
 
Madison Family Dental Care in Madison, CT CT

Gingivitis is a generative disease that left untreated, will cause significant tooth and gum deterioration.  Just the word gingivitis can strike panic in a patient’s mind. The reality is that the treatment is simple and performed right in your dentist’s office.

Plaque and tarter that sits on the teeth provides an environment, which allows bacteria to thrive and multiply.  The bacteria cause the gums to become inflamed and bleed. The condition becomes more noticeable when you brush your teeth or sometimes when you eat. These are signs of the early stage of gingivitis. Gingivitis is easily treated by having the hygienist scale and polish the teeth.  If gingivitis is left untreated, the condition will progress and the roots will need a planing. The difference between scaling and root planing is simple. Scaling is the removal of the dental tartar from the tooth surface Root planing is the process of smoothening the root surfaces and removing the infected tooth structure.

As a non-surgical procedure, scaling and planing is performed without any anesthesia, in the dentist’s office. While the procedure is usually painless, advanced stages of gingivitis may make it necessary to numb the area for complete comfort. Deep scaling and root planing is usually broken down into one section of the mouth per appointment. This allows for adequate healing time, and reduces the time for each appointment.

 
 
Madison, CT Dentist | Scaling & Root Planing. Jeremy Bell is a Madison, CT Dentist.