Our Goal is to provide you with the highest quality of care in a caring and safe environment. In order to do this, we use the most current periodontal procedures, instruments, medications, and sterilization techniques.
While no dental procedure is 100% comfortable, we go to great lengths to minimize any discomfort you might feel. Many of our patients remark, “This wasn’t even painful? How did you do that?” The following are some of the latest techniques we use to provide you with as comfortable an experience as possible.
Patient comfort is one of the most important aspects of care. Different patients have different needs for pain-control medication. Depending upon the procedure and your wishes, there are many medications we can prescribe.
Injections of Anesthesia
Injections of dental anesthesia can become more painful if not precisely done or if the injection is done at too rapid a rate. We recognize this and take extra care when giving injections.
Basic Periodontal Treatment
Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection that gets under the gums and into the bone around your teeth. This infectious material must be removed and the area given a chance to heal. There are two generally accepted treatments for this depending upon the severity of your infection.
Upper Level Infection Removal
Bacterial infection which is in the upper levels of the pockets around your teeth can be removed using specialized instruments. This procedure is called tooth scaling and root planning. It is done under local anesthesia and is quite different from routine, or deep, cleaning which is traditionally done in the general dentist’s office.
Lower Level Infection Removal
If your infection has gotten into the bone which supports your teeth, and is below the level that can be reached with specialized instruments, then a minor surgical procedure must be done to pull back the gums and remove the lower level infectious bacteria.
Each procedure is done with your comfort and safety in mind. We work closely with your general dentist to ensure you get the best possible result in accordance with your general dentist’s wishes. Please feel free to ask questions before, during or after any one of these procedures.