224-24 Union Turnpike Suite 1-M Oakland Gardens, NY     (718)468-3434
Dr. David Hershkowitz (718)468-3434
The Office for Dental Arts
The Office for Dental Arts

Gingivitis will cause significant tooth and gum deterioration.

And although a diagnosis of gingivitis alarms most patients, the treatment for gingivitis is simple and performed here in our office.

Plaque and tarter attached to your teeth can provide a perfect environment that allows bacteria to thrive and multiply. This bacteria attacks the gums causing inflammation and bleeding. You may notice bleeding when you eat or brush your teeth, this indicates the early stage of gingivitis.

Treatment for Gingivitis

Gingivitis can be treated by the hygienist, who will scale and polish your teeth.

However, if gingivitis is left untreated, the disease can progress and treatment becomes a bit more invasive. The roots will need a planing.

Difference between Scaling & Root Planing

Scaling is the Removing tartar from the surface of teeth is Scaling. Root Planing is the process of smoothening the root surfaces and removing the infected tooth structure.

  • Both are non-surgical procedures. Scaling and planing are performed without any anesthesia, here in our office.
  • A usually painless procedure, advanced stages of gingivitis may require a local anesthetic.
  • Deep scaling and root planing is usually broken down into one section of the mouth per appointment to allow for adequate healing.

Have questions about the Health of your Gums and Scaling & Planing? Give us a call, your comprehensive oral health is our top priority.









Your Bayside Dentist Dr. David Hershkowitz & The Office for Dental Arts Phone 718-468-3434