We Help You To Keep Your Teeth And Gums Healthy
Dr. Kardaris and her team of experienced hygienists want to help keep your teeth and gums healthy for life. With regular professional cleanings and friendly advice on caring for your teeth at home, we can help you avoid gum disease. If a problem with gum disease does arise, we have the skills to provide the treatment you need.
Gentle, caring and thorough hygienists
Our friendly hygienists use the latest equipment, such as ultrasonic scalers, to ensure that your cleaning is comfortable and gentle, yet thorough. They are well-trained professionals who truly care about your oral health.
We understand that caring for your teeth at home is an important part of maintaining good oral health, and our hygienists take the time to show you proper cleaning and flossing techniques. They take digital photos of your teeth with an intraoral camera that transmits images to a monitor so you can see what they see.
They also use the CAESY video education system to show you colorful and informative videos that explain preventative measures and procedures clearly.
Thorough cleanings for mild to moderate gum disease
Our hygienists are expert in treating mild to moderate gum disease. They combine techniques using hand tools with ultrasonic scaling to achieve optimum results. As gum disease is one of the top causes of tooth loss, ensuring that it is treated and eliminated is of primary importance.
Using a procedure known as root scaling and planning, our hygienists remove plaque and tartar below the gum line and then smooth the surface of the root to deter bacteria. Our hygienists pay a lot of attention to detail in this process.
Piezo® ultrasonic scaler
Our hygienists use ultrasonic scalers to remove hard mineral deposits, stains and tartar from the surface of your teeth as well as under the gums. These ultrasonic scalers use high frequency sound waves to remove buildup without harming your teeth or causing discomfort. They not only help to make cleanings more comfortable, they also make them much faster.
Eliminating bacteria that causes gum disease
Arestin is often used to help eliminate the bacteria that may have collected in the infected gums pockets. This prescription antibiotic is placed directly in the deep pockets and time releases over a period of days. As your gums heal, they gums will shrink and tighten up around the tooth.
Dr. Kardaris also performs laser gum disease treatment for more severe cases of periodontal disease.