What is Family Dentistry?
Family dentistry involves the practice of caring for your family’s oral health. We offer care to every single person coming into our office regardless of age or medical needs. Our goal is to provide you with comprehensive family-oriented care in a comfortable, relaxed environment. We can even pre-schedule your appointments for you so that you and your loved ones can come in together.
What are some common procedures performed with Family Dentistry?
Each individual patient will need different care depending on their oral needs. We start with an examination and consultation to determine the care you’ll need before creating a treatment plan. Some of the most common procedures we perform for families include:
- Exams and cleanings
- Preventative care
- Gum disease treatment
- Root canals
- Crowns and bridges
- Dentures and partials
- Cosmetic work
What happens during a Scaling and Root Planing?
We first administer a local anesthetic to the area being treated. We then work to scale the teeth and remove plaque, tartar, stains and heavy buildup. We then work deeper into the gum pockets to remove any debris that’s found. Once the debris has been cleared, we smooth the roots of the teeth so that the gums are able to heal more closely to the teeth and close up these pockets. You will then be scheduled for a second appointment so that the same treatment can be performed on the other side of the mouth.
If you think you may need a scaling and root planing or want to know more about this procedure, call us today and our friendly staff members can further assist you.
Who is a good candidate for a Scaling and Root Planing?
We can examine your gums for signs of gingivitis and gum disease during each of your bi-annual appointments. Most people who have gum disease will benefit from a scaling and root planing. There are other periodontal treatments available if you have more advanced gum disease that wouldn’t benefit from a simple deep cleaning. Because the procedure is easy and requires only local anesthetic, many of our patients find it easier than other periodontal treatments.