Yes! At VIP Dental we perform all aspects of “general and family dentistry”. General Dentistry includes regular cleanings, check-ups, and fillings as well as placement of crowns, bridges, and dentures.
A routine cleaning, also known as a prophylaxis, typically involves a dental hygienist to “clean” and polish the patient’s teeth. This procedure is for patients with a “healthy mouth” and with minimal debris or plaque and tarter accumulation on their teeth. If you haven’t had a “dental cleaning” in over a year or you may need a “debridement” or a deep cleaning (SRP).
Routine six month cleanings and exams are recommended for patients who may not need major dental work ….its not much different than an oil change and filter with tire rotation for your car…it keeps your teeth and gums clean and healthy and your breath sweet and minimizes the possibility of major problems sneaking up on you without notice.
When early or beginning gum disease does not respond to very conservative treatment, scaling and root planning may be recommended to remove deep seated tarter and plaque buildup on root surfaces. This procedure can be done with a local anesthetic or sedation fro sensitive patients. The surfaces of the roots are smoothed and cleaned to help reduce”pockets” where the destructive bacteria thrive. Local application of antibiotics may also be used with the SRP therapy. If necessary, more extensive procedures may be recommended