Dental Hygiene Services
We also offer routine cleanings, oral hygiene instruction, fluoride treatments, sealants, nutritional counseling and oral cancer screenings. We also perform subgingival scaling and root planing and antimicrobial therapy for periodontal disease. Learn more about our more hygiene services here.
SCALING AND ROOT PLANING
Some patients develop more severe periodontal disease that must be treated with a special cleaning called scaling and root planing (deep cleaning). Plaque and tartar are carefully removed down to the bottom of each periodontal pocket. The tooth's root surface is “smoothed” to allow the gum tissue to heal and reattach to the tooth. This deep cleaning may require several visits and numbing is generally required.
Using the powdered antibiotic known as Arestin (Minocycline) in conjunction with scaling and root planing, we are able to treat periodontal infections. Arestin kills the harmful bacteria in root pockets that lead to infections.
A clear or white plastic material usually applied to the chewing surface of the back teeth; a sealant acts as a barrier that protects teeth from bacterial plaque that causes cavities. Sealants prevent cavities from forming by depriving decay causing bacteria of the food they need to survive. Sealing a tooth is painless and does not require numbing. Sealants generally last a few years.
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NAKYOUNG JU DDS
899 Adams Boulevard
Boulder City, NV 89005
Our goal is to provide you with superior dental and oral hygiene care that leads to a healthy mouth and beautiful smile.