Periodontitis requires concentrated work in order to heal the gums. Here we will go over the most common procedure for cleaning under the gum line.
What is Scaling and Planing?
Scaling and root planing teeth, provided by either your dentist or dental hygienist, may take more than one appointment to complete, and a local anesthetic is often used to minimize any discomfort. The procedure involves thoroughly scaling all plaque, bacterial toxins and tartar deposits from your teeth and root surfaces; and then root planing, which smoothens all rough areas on your roots’ surfaces. Smooth root surfaces keep bacteria, plaque and tartar from re-adhering underneath the gum line, allowing your gums to heal and reattach themselves more firmly. This treatment will help your gums recover and grow healthy, if proper care is taken afterward.
When is it Needed?
Healthy gum tissue fits tightly around each tooth. The measurement from the top of the gum line to where it attaches to the tooth should only be 1 to 3 millimeters in depth. But, when bacterial plaque and tartar accumulate around and under the gums, tissues that support your teeth may be affected and periodontal disease can develop causing deeper pockets to form. When you have more advanced signs of gum disease (bad breath, heavy tartar buildup and unhealthy pocket depths of 4mm or more), your dentist may recommend scaling and root planing as the first procedure necessary to treat the condition.
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Many people looking to restore their smile have questions about the best way to have their teeth whitening. The benefits of in-office whitening services speak for themselves.
In-office teeth whitening, also known as power bleaching or power whitening, are carefully monitored allowing the procedure to be safe, controlled, and pain-free while using a high concentration of bleaching gel. Such a high concentration of bleaching gel allows dramatic results immediately. Unlike Home-use whitening systems, in-office whitening procedures yields faster results and the safest form of tooth bleaching. Gum and tooth sensitivity are also more controllable today due to thicker peroxide gels. In-office whitening is a much better solution than expensive home kits. We use lasers and powerful whitening agents to get the best results.
Professional teeth whitening removes persistent stains and brightens your smile, leaving you with more self-confidence and less embarrassment about your dingy smile. You will no longer feel the need to smile with a closed mouth or shield your teeth when laughing or talking. You can show your smile off with confidence and finally feel proud of the way you look. Plus, getting your teeth whitening performed by a professional at Gardens Family Dentistry is much safer and effective than using an over-the-counter whitening product. Call us today if you have any questions about this procedure.
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“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” We all know that famous saying by Ben Franklin. At Gardens Family Dentistry, Dr. Dalia Al-Azzawi supports that sentiment. At her Palm Beach Gardens dental office, preventive dentistry is emphasized for all of her patients. At your first visit to this family dental practice, we want to establish your oral health baseline. We will begin by carefully reviewing your medical and dental histories and taking special note of all of your dental concerns, as well as any symptoms that you may be experiencing. This will be followed by a thorough clinical examination, including an oral cancer screening, periodontal evaluation, an analysis of your occlusion (bite) plus a thorough examination of your teeth, their supporting structures, and the complete orofacial area. Any needed diagnostic dental films will be taken at this time.
Proper teeth brushing and flossing techniques are reviewed and a thorough professional dental cleaning provided at the Palm Beach Gardens dental office. For our pediatric patients, we recommend periodic fluoride treatment and the application of dental sealants to help avoid tooth decay. Dr. Al-Azzawi will examine your TMJ (temporal mandibular joint) to help prevent headaches, neck pain, joint inflammation or other joint disorders. If it is necessary, our talented dentist will restore any of your decayed teeth with either aesthetically pleasing fillings, or crowns. Teeth with damage to the dental nerve as a result of decay or trauma can be treated and maintained with a root canal procedure. Any periodontally involved teeth will be evaluated for either of two options – non-surgical or surgical solutions. And we can replace any missing teeth and give you a natural looking smile.
In addition to all of these preventive and restorative services, we offer cosmetic dentistry for seamless results and to give you a beautiful smile. These include teeth whitening, dental veneers, and Invisalign. For excellent, personalized dental care, call to set up an appointment at this exceptional Palm Beach Gardens dental office.