Scaling + Root Planning
Also commonly referred to as a "deep cleaning" this is a non-surgical treatment used to treat the early stages of periodontal disease (aka gum disease). It is a deep dental cleaning, sometimes done under the effect of a local anesthetic, to remove bacterial deposits and tartar from above and below the gumline and help heal the inflammation that is often present. This is followed by smoothing the root surfaces to prevent bacterial deposits from recurring.
The goal of this such cleaning is to prevent the further deterioration of the supporting structures of the teeth. In severe cases, gum disease can also be associated with infections, loose teeth, and tooth loss. It has also been found to be correlated to systemic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and preterm birth.
Gum surgery is conducted to repair gum recession, to protect and cover exposed tooth roots, or to save teeth that are severely compromised and cannot be cleaning using regular hygiene protocols. At Brush Dental, gum surgeries are only performed by one of our expert specialists (a periodontist), who has undergone extensive specialized training in their field.
People with missing teeth always wish for a restoration that looks and feels as close to natural teeth as possible. Thanks to advances in dentistry, this has become possible with dental implants. An implant is a screw-like fixture that fits into the jawbone at the site of a lost tooth to act as an artificial root. A prosthetic tooth or a set of teeth can then be placed over the implant to act as a fixed, natural-looking and properly functioning tooth.