Root Surface Debridement

Gum disease can cause multiple problems for your oral and overall health. At Freeman Dental Associates of Cohasset, our dentists, Dr. Alison Freeman and Dr. Katie Murphy, and our team offer a treatment called root surface debridement in Cohasset, Massachusetts. Call our office today at 781.383.6555 to schedule a consultation to see if this treatment is right for your smile.

Your teeth build up calcified deposits in the pockets between your teeth and gums. This process will make the surface of the tooth rough, uneven and harder to keep clean. As a result, plaque, tartar, toxins and bacteria have extra places to hide. This can lead to loose or lost teeth and problems with the health of your jawbone.

When you visit our office for root surface debridement our dentist will administer a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable during your visit. Then, the dentist will remove the substances that have built up on the tooth and the roots and smooth them surfaces. This will not only prevent future build-up but will also allow the roots of your teeth to form healthy attachments to the jawbone. In some cases, debridement can be combined with other treatments to keep your gums healthy. Call our team today for more information.