handicap accessibel


Our office is

handicap accessible.


Office Hours:

Monday | 9am - 5pm

Tuesday | Closed

Wednesday | 9am -7pm

Thursday | 9am - 5pm

Friday | 8am - 4pm

Saturday | Two per Month | Oct - June


Gay Ellstrom, Office Manager

Rosario (Pilar) LaMonaca, Administrative Assistant

Lisa Skeen, R.D.H.

Kandy Soskin, R.D.H.

Amanda Reyes, R.D.A.

Angelica Hernandez, C.D.A.

Scaling & Root Planing



Gingivitis is a degenerative disease that, when left untreated, will cause significant tooth and gum deterioration. Though the word gingivitis can strike panic in a patient’s mind, the reality is that the treatment is simple and performed right in Dr. Gambino’s office.


Plaque and tarter that sit on the teeth provide an environment which allows bacteria to thrive and multiply. This causes the gums to become inflamed and bleed, which is easily treated by having the hygienist scale and polish the teeth, removing the dental tartar from the tooth surface. If gingivitis is left untreated, the condition will progress and the roots will need a planing. Root planing is the process of smoothing the root surfaces and removing the infected tooth structure.


Scaling and planing are non-surgical procedures, 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 to allow for adequate healing time.