Comprehensive preventative care includes far more than cleanings, hygiene instructions and check-ups. During your visits to our office, we perform a thorough assessment of your oral health. Healthy habits are fundamental to keeping your teeth for a lifetime…and healthy teeth and surrounding tissues are fundamental to great overall health. Plus, teeth, gums, and bone around the teeth need to be healthy and clean in order for our dentistry to be successful!
Dr. Thakkar and her team are dedicated in your periodontal health goals. We offer a full array of hygiene and non-surgical periodontal services for your success. Periodontal disease, sometimes detected by swollen or bleeding gums, receding or tender gumlines, loose teeth, or a foul odor, has been called the silent killer in dentistry for years. There are scientifically known systemic health consequences of periodontal disease that make its treatment essential for your overall health. If active periodontal disease is detected, you can count on us to create a plan of action that is aggressive and in your best interest long-term.
We believe in early diagnosis and treatment of this problem because once bone loss has occurred, we can’t get it back, and very often teeth are compromised or even lost. If there are areas of concern, we offer you the latest in periodontal therapy techniques. We will not hesitate to refer you to a periodontist should the need arise.
Our in-house dental hygiene services include:
- Regular professional cleanings
- Patient education, including oral hygiene instructions
- Oral cancer screening
- Blood pressure screening
- Periodontal charting
- Deep scaling and root planning
- Irrigation with antimicrobial agents
- Sensitive teeth treatment
- Referral to a periodontist if necessary
If you are concerned about the condition of your gums or have questions about our hygiene or periodontal services, please contact our office for more information.