SCALING AND PLANING
Dental Services in Alexandria, VA
Scaling and Planning
If it has been longer than a year since your last professional teeth cleaning, it is possible that you will require periodontal scaling, or cleaning of the tooth below the gum line. Stubborn tartar deposits can develop in these hard-to-reach areas, resulting in tooth decay or gum disease. If these conditions are already present, Our doctors can use advanced tools, including ultrasonic technology, to remove these deposits and treat any damage that has occurred in the tooth or surrounding gum tissue. In some cases, a tooth root may require planing. This means that the texture of the tooth was made rough during the cleaning, and it needs to be made smooth again to allow gum tissue to better attach itself and foster proper healing. To ensure your comfort through these treatments, we can administer a local anesthetic.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Should I Expect During My First Visit?
During the new patient exam, we will first discuss your medical and dental history as well as your goals for dental health. Then, a full mouth set of digital x-rays will be taken.
How Often Should I Have My Teeth Cleaned?
You should have your teeth checked and cleaned at least twice a year, though your dentist or dental hygienist may recommend more frequent visits.
How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Improve The Appearance Of My Smile?
If you’re feeling somewhat self-conscious about your teeth, or just want to improve your smile, cosmetic dental treatments may be the answer.
How Often Should I Brush And Floss?
Brushing and flossing help control the plaque and bacteria that cause dental disease. Plaque is a film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva that sticks to the teeth.
What Can I Do About My Stained Teeth?
Since teeth whitening has now become the number one aesthetic concern of many patients, there are many products and methods available to achieve a brighter smile.
What Can Be Done About Old, Unattractive, Or Discolored Fillings?
Most of us have fillings in our mouths that date back many years and some may have even been placed during our childhood.
Dentistry services for your entire family.
Convenient scheduling and affordable prices. We accept most dental insurance programs as a PPO in-network provider.
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We look forward to making a smile that will bring out your confidence and building a relationship that will last a lifetime. If you have any questions regarding our dental services, our staff is happy to answer them.