Non-Surgical Procedures

In addition to our surgical procedures, our practice treats many patients non-surgically.  In fact, our goal is to always treat patients as conservatively as possible, resorting to more invasive methods only when absolutely necessary.

Periodontal Maintenance

Periodontal cleanings are necessary for two types of patients. The first set of patients who need periodontal cleaning in our office are those who have completed previous periodontal care including scaling and root planing or osseous surgery to reduce pocketing associated with periodontitis. These patients have a known history of periodontal disease, and need to be followed and their teeth professionally cleaned usually on a three or six month schedule. Read more.

Scaling & Root Planing

Treatment for periodontitis usually begins with a thorough dental cleaning that may include scaling to remove plaque and tartar deposits beneath the gum line. The tooth roots may also be planed to smooth the root surface allowing the gum tissue to heal and reattach to the tooth. Read more.

Smoking Cessation Treatment/Support

Please feel free to discuss with your hygienist should you desire help to quit smoking.  We can provide the necessary prescriptions to assist you in reaching this goal. Read more.

Oral Cancer Screening

The oral cavity is made up of the following parts of the mouth: the lips, the lining of the lips and cheeks, the teeth, the floor of the mouth under the tongue, the front two-thirds of the tongue, the bony top of the mouth, the gums, and the small area behind the wisdom teeth. Oral cancer can affect any or all of these areas. This summary will describe the risk factors and screening tests associated with oral cancer.