Gum and Tooth Tonic Works!

Gum and Tooth Tonic Works Well   In my office we do a non-surgical treatment of gums with a deep cleaning. These patients typically have developed gum disease with deep pocketing, inflamed gums that bleed easily plus plaque and often calculus (also known as tartar).  In other words, their teeth and gums are in pretty bad shape and our goal is to help save their teeth. The treatment involves...

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GUIDELINES FOR GUM SURGERY

Guidelines for Gum Surgery As a general dentist, I do offer some gum treatments to patients. These are in the form of deep cleanings with local anesthesia (in Georgia the dentist must give this) and delivered to the patient by the hygienist. The goal of this procedure is to remove the plaque and calcified plaque (known as calculus or tartar) from the deep parts of the root surface.  It takes...

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Perioscopy: A Conservative Approach in Periodontal Treatment

Perioscopy: A Conservative Approach in Periodontal Treatment   The future in deep scaling is here!   A technology developed 20 years ago or so has been improved and is now available for use in periodontal offices: Perioscopy. This newly available technology utilizes a very thin light and scope which can be placed down the sulcus (the area between the tooth and the gum tissue as far...

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