Dr. Smith and his team have proudly served residents in and around Stirling and Belleville, Ontario for more than 30 years. We offer preventative dentistry services that treat progressive oral issues such as cavities, periodontal disease, gingivitis and enamel wear.
Prophylaxis and Polishing
Prophylaxis is a thorough cleaning technique that assists in the prevention of oral diseases. Polishing helps give the teeth a smoother surface, which makes it more difficult for plaque and tartar to form. This treatment may involve several steps depending on the need.
During the first step, we remove any plaque and calculus (a type of tartar) that has formed above the gum line. After that, we eliminate calculus beneath the gum line. We will also perform an x-ray examination to see if there is a need for even further treatment and attention.
Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing
Similar to prophylaxis, periodontal scaling is also utilized to remove plaque and tartar from teeth. This procedure is ideal for those who are experiencing extreme tartar buildup, persistent bad breath and other signs of advanced gum disease. Root planing is also performed to smooth the root surfaces, preventing buildup from re-accumulating beneath the gum line. This treatment can be completed using a variety of instruments including curettes, periodontal scalers and ultrasonic instruments.
If you are in need of preventative dental care, give us a call today to schedule your appointment. Please feel free to check out our FAQ page to learn about important dental health practices and procedures.