We provide skilled, gentle and knowledgeable dental hygienists who will give you their undivided attention during your cleaning visits. Our staff provides the most advanced, non-surgical periodontal therapy available. If you want to keep your teeth for the rest of your life and have them looking their best, our hygienists will help you attain that goal.
We routinely evaluate our patients periodontal health; both at our initial exam and at all maintenance (cleaning) visits. Treatment is tailored towards your individual needs. Patients who are periodontally healthy (without gum pocketing, bleeding, bone loss or heavy tartar accumulation) generally receive a routine "cleaning" and polishing. When we discover signs of gum disease we often recommend scaling and root planing treatments. This more extensive treatment frequently helps our patients return to periodontal health and often eliminates the need for referral for periodontal surgery.
For patients with more isolated areas of gum disease, we offer localized treatment with medications placed directly into the affected area. There are several antibiotics or antibacterial agents in powder or chip form that we painlessly "tuck" under a pocket in seconds to help shrink a periodontal pocket.
If you have any questions about Dental Prevention, please contact our office. We'll be happy to answer any questions you may have about these procedures as well as other procedures we offer.