Prevention is the best way to avoid time in treatment and more-extensive procedures in the future. Check-ups are structured to help maintain a healthy mouth and detect areas at risk. Our philosophy is to prevent a small problem from getting bigger and more costly. Our one hour hygiene appointments include:
- Thorough cleaning & polishing
- Full-mouth dental and periodontal (gum) exam
- Oral cancer screening
- Periodic X-Rays to detect decay, bone loss or tumors
- Individual care consultations.
Gum Therapy / deep cleaning / root planing
A regular cleaning focuses on cleaning above and slightly below the gum line. Deep cleaning, or scaling and root planing is a non surgical gum treatment which removes plaque and tartar (calculus) rom the roots of your teeth below the gum line. Typically gum pockets are deeper than 4mm in these cases.