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Dental fillings can break down. When was the last time yours were checked?
It’s not just brushing your teeth and flossing that keep your teeth and gums healthy – it’s having regular dental checkups and a program of preventative maintenance and treatment. That’s why we advocate early detection and treatment of gum disease.
Our experienced dental hygienists in Yorkville are dedicated to working with you to ensure your visit is comfortable and that you get optimal results and care every time.
A little TLC
It’s the little things our patients note that makes our practice special. We want you to leave our office refreshed. That’s why we offer hot towels at the end of your visit, so you can continue on with your day feeling relaxed and restored.
General & Preventive Hygiene Services
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A standard oral hygiene procedure that removes plaque and calculus to prevent gum inflammation and disease.
Oral irrigation uses a jet-stream of anti-bacterial solution to clean 3-4 mm under the gum line, removing plaque and bacteria that brushing and floss can’t reach.
Tooth polishing smoothes the surface of teeth and makes it difficult for cavities to form.
Root Planing or
The removal of the roughened cementum and surface dentin that are impregnated with calculus, microorganisms and their toxins.
Acid-producing bacteria collect around the teeth and gums in a sticky, clear film called ‘plaque’ which is responsible for tooth decay. Fluoride helps reduce plaque, prevent cavities and repair teeth in the very early, microscopic stages of the disease.
Sensitive Teeth & Desensitization
We all hate that feeling – you bite into something cold, and your teeth practically scream in pain. If this happens to you frequently, you probably have sensitive teeth. Over time, gums recede, either through improper brushing or periodontal disease, and nerves become exposed. When those exposed nerves come into contact with cold food and beverages, they send that familiar jolt through your jaw. We may recommend special toothpastes and mouthwashes, but for more severe cases there are additional treatments available.
One of the most prevalent problems resulting from lack of proper preventative dentistry is Gum Disease (also known as Periodontal Disease). Periodontal disease is a sickness describing disease around the tooth. Periodontal disease develops because of the chronic build-up of high levels of harmful, destructive bacteria under the gums and around the teeth. These bacteria flourish inside the gum pocket that surrounds each tooth, resulting in chronic infection and inflammation and erosion of the jawbone.
The Startling Facts about Gum Disease:
- Gum disease is a primary cause of tooth loss
- 80% of the adult population in the United States exhibits some form of periodontal disease, ranging from mild gingivitis to advanced periodontitis.
- Only 3% of these Americans seek gum treatment and regular ongoing care
- Periodontal disease is a silent disease. Most often there are no warning signs. It can take many months or even years for symptoms to develop.
- Once the person is aware of symptoms, the disease has usually progressed beyond the early stages.
- Common warning signs of periodontal disease include bleeding, red and swollen gums, receded gums, pain, loose teeth and bad breath.