The Image Dental team is experienced in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal conditions, ranging from mild cases of gingivitis to more severe periodontitis. Our dental team offers a wide range of treatments, such as scaling and root planing (the cleaning of infected root surfaces) and dental crown lengthening.
Scaling and Root Planing
The procedure of deep cleaning, known as scaling and root planing, consists of two phases. The first step is scaling when we remove all the plaque and tartar above and below the gumline. Next, we will then begin root planing, smoothing out your teeth roots to help your gums reattach to your teeth and help to prevent future buildups. Scaling and root planing may take more than one visit to complete and may require a local anesthetic.
Dental Crown Lengthening
Dental Crown lengthening is when your periodontist extends the height or size of the portion of the tooth that is visible above the gum line to create more stability for the crown. When your tooth has broken down, or when tooth decay is below the gum line, crown lengthening can reduce the gum tissue and bone level in order to gain better access to the affected tooth. Crown lengthening can also be used to create a more attractive smile showing off more of the natural tooth and a more even gumline.
When you experience inflammation and/or bleeding of the gums, Image Dental can help. This serious condition can be treated early with minor procedures, but if left untreated, it can result in teeth loosening or even tooth loss. Gum disease has also been linked to more serious conditions such as heart disease. Your dentist at Image Dental will help prevent and detect gum disease with regular dental cleanings to remove plaque or tartar that is difficult to reach and remove during regular brushing and flossing. Prevent gum issues by scheduling your appointment with Image Dental today; we’re standing by at (708) 863-2000.