Nightghuards - Made specifically for your mouth, with an impression, for optimum comfort and effectiveness. Many people who grind their teeth may not even realize that they are doing it, since it often happens when you are sleeping. Some of the most noticeable symptoms are tooth pain and sensitivity when chewing and eating, especially cold foods. You may also suffer from headaches, a sore jaw and general facial pain or fatigue. Many patients experience relief from theses side effects after the first night of using their night guard. (This procedure is done in two appointments. Preparation time is bout 20min. Delivery time is about 20min)
Fluoride - Delivered to the tooth’s surface in order to prevent tooth decay which results in cavities. This helps to prevent tooth decay by slowing the breakdown of tooth enamel and increasing the rate of the remineralization. Most commonly, fluoride is applied topically to the teeth using gels, varnishes, toothpaste or mouth rinse.
(This procedure takes about 2min)
Vizilite - Oral cancer screening system that is a noninvasive procedure that takes a few minutes to complete. First you swish with the Vizalite cleansing agent (tastes like berries) for two minutes. Then the lights are dimmed, Dr. Haynes or your hygienist, performs the examination with a specialized light that will illuminate any mutating cancerous cells. A small procedure can bring BIG peace of mind. (This procedure will take about 15min)
Sealants - A plastic coatings that is placed on the chewing surface of the permanent back teeth to help protect them from cavities. The molar and premolar teeth of children and young adults have deep grooves that are difficult to clean with your toothbrush and this makes them vulnerable to decay. (This procedure takes about 30min)
Prophy/Cleaning - A professional dental cleaning, prophylaxis is purely a preventive measure. Performed twice per year to remove dental plaque and other irritants from the teeth and gums. This simple procedure is a major part of an oral health care regimen needed to prevent cavities, gum disease and tooth loss brought on by dental disease.
(This cleaning will take about 40min- 1 hour)
Full Mouth Debridement - A procedure used to remove extensive plaque and tartar buildup, something that often happens when you haven't had regular teeth cleanings in a while. In many cases, buildup doesn't accumulate just on your teeth it can affect the areas below the gum line, too. Because of these thick deposits, it's difficult for Dr. Haynes to gauge accurately whether cavities, gum disease or other problems are present and to what degree. A regular dental cleaning is great for removing minimal deposits but not aggressive enough to remove years and years of buildup. This cleaning will require a follow-up appointment in 4-6 weeks to re-evaluate the condition of your gums.
(This cleaning will take about 1 hour. Follow-up cleaning will take about 40min)
Scaling and Root Plaining - A straightforward procedure like scaling can reduce the effects of gum/periodontal disease and restore gums to a healthy state. Without proper treatment, gum disease can progress literally to the point of no return!
Remember: Once gum tissue and bone is lost, it doesn't grow back. Like cavities, gum disease is caused by a buildup of dental plaque bacteria. Over time, dental plaque hardens beneath the gum line, forming "pockets" between the teeth and gums. The larger these pockets grow the worse gum disease gets. Only a dentist or dental hygienist can remove the dental calculus that has accumulated in the pockets of your gums.
A non-surgical approach known as scaling is the first in a series of periodontal procedures used for gum disease treatment. During tooth scaling, an instrument called an ultrasonic scaler, is used to remove dental plaque and dental calculus from beneath the gums. Once the plaque and calculus have been removed, the area that has been scaled leaves a jagged appearance. Planing is the procedure used to smooth the tooth's root. Root planing helps gums heal; it’s easier for gums to reattach themselves to a smoother root. The smooth surface also helps keep future dental plaque from sticking the tooth's root.
(This cleaning is usually completed in one (180 min) or two (90 min) visits. A follow-up appointment will also be scheduled 6 weeks from completion of periodontal therapy to check healing gums.)
Perio Maintenance - Once scaling and root planing is complete, preventative care is necessary to keep gums healthy. Although gum disease can never be cured, proper oral hygiene can curb the problems that started it in the first place. This cleaning is performed 3-4 times per year and is focused on maintaining and improving pocket depths by removing dental plaque and other irritants from the teeth and below the gums. (This cleaning will take about 1 hour)
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