Your teeth are not the only important part of your mouth. Your gums are essential to oral hygiene as well. We can provide periodontal cleanings and treatment, or refer you to one of our recommended specialists. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Oral cancer screenings

Oral cancer screenings are a very important part of the dental visit for the patient. With the advances in modern technology, we are now able to pinpoint the start of a potential problem much earlier in its evolution. The ability to do so is extremely important in being able to treat any issues prior to them becoming a major irreversible problem.

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and Root Planing is a procedure where your hygienist or Doctor will clean below the gumline. If it has been awhile since your last dental cleaning or if you have a history or gum disease you may need scaling and root planing. The Dentist or Hygienist will determine if you have gum disease by probing the pockets around your teeth and recording the numbers in millimeters. During scaling we will numb part of your mouth and thoroughly clean this area of all calculus. We also smooth the root surfaces to prevent more calculus from attaching. Once you have had Scaling and Root Planing you will be placed on a periodontal maintenance schedule. Staying on a regular schedule for your periodontal maintenance and continuing with improved home care is vital to keeping gum disease under control.