Online Dental Education Library

It is important to us to educate patients about dental health & disease and treatments available.

As members of the ADA and the AGD, we recommend the links below to our patients to find more information on a specific topic. Both contain a searchable database of dental topics you should find useful.

In addition, we provide Invisalign treatment in our office. A link to Invisalign information is also below.

And, as always, we’re happy to answer any questions you may have. Please contact us.

If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

 

Some cases of acute periodontal (gum) disease that do not respond to more conventional treatment and self-care such as flossing may require a special kind of cleaning called scaling and root planing.

The procedure begins with administration of a local anesthetic to reduce any discomfort. Then, a small instrument called a "scaler," or an ultrasonic cleaner, is used to clean beneath your gum line to remove plaque and tartar.

The root surfaces on the tooth are then planed and smoothed. If effective, scaling and root planing helps the gums reattach themselves to the tooth structure.  Additional measures may be needed if the periodontal pockets persist after scaling and root planing.