Keep Your Smile Healthy & Bright
To begin the process, x-rays will be taken of your mouth if you’re a new patient. Then, your hygienist at our office will scrape plaque and tartar off of your teeth using special tools, buff your teeth with a high-powered polisher and gritty toothpaste, and floss between your teeth and gums. This leaves your teeth smooth and shiny!
After your cleaning, Dr. Effinger will discuss your oral health with the hygienist and perform a comprehensive oral exam to look for any potential oral health issues. If Dr. Effinger finds any issues, he’ll discuss them with you and schedule any follow-up treatment you may need.
We offer a full range of periodontal care treatments for patients who are suffering from gum disease. This includes deep cleanings (scaling and root planing), which is usually the first step in restoring your smile. In this process, Dr. Effinger will clean deeply between your teeth and gums to remove bacteria. Along with antibiotics, this can resolve many mild-to-moderate cases of gum disease.
However, we also offer further surgical treatments like gum flap surgery and gum grafting for serious, advanced cases of periodontal disease. Contact Alliance Family Dentistry now to learn more about your options and get the help you need.