If our hygienist finds excessive inflammation in your gums, Perio Protect® may be recommended as an at home treatment. This treatment helps decrease inflammation in the gums. It consists of two custom made trays designed to deliver a patented hydrogen peroxide gel to the tissues around your teeth.
Routine scaling is completed during your regular cleaning appointment. It is the process of scraping plaque and calculus off your teeth. In the event that deeper scaling is needed, your hygienist will recommend additional appointment times.
Root planing is the process of scaling calculus off the root surface of your teeth, leaving them smooth and easier to maintain. Your hygienist may recommend Root planing for you after performing a routine cleaning. It is then completed by your hygienist at a separate appointment time from your regular cleaning.
Arestin® is an antibiotic that is placed in the pocket (sulcus) of a tooth with periodontal disease. It delivers a large dose of antibiotic directly against the bacteria in the sulcus while limiting the amount that a patient is exposed to overall.