3988 South Bascom Ave, Suite 1, San Jose, CA 95124
New Patients: (408) 705-4286
Existing Patients: (408) 377-2101
3988 South Bascom Ave
Suite 1
San Jose, CA 95124
New Patients: (408) 705-4286
Existing Patients: (408) 377-2101

Ponderosa Dentist

Non-Surgical Dental Treatments

Periodontal treatment guidelines stress that periodontal health should be achieved in the least invasive and most cost-effective manner. This is often accomplished through non-surgical periodontal treatment, including scaling and root planing (a careful cleaning of the root surfaces to remove plaque and calculus [tartar] from deep periodontal pockets and to smooth the tooth root to remove bacterial toxins), followed by adjunctive therapy such as local delivery antimicrobials and host modulation, as needed on a case-by-case basis.

Most periodontists would agree that after scaling and root planing, many patients do not require any further active treatment, including surgical therapy. However, the majority of patients will require ongoing maintenance therapy to sustain health. Non-surgical therapy does have its limitations, however, and when it does not achieve periodontal health, surgery may be indicated to restore periodontal anatomy damaged by periodontal diseases and to facilitate oral hygiene practices.


Office Hours

Monday:
7:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday
7:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday:
7:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday:
7:30am - 4:30pm

Ponderosa Dentist