General dental services offered by Dr. Shipon.
You can also read more about these services: restorative
dentistry and cosmetic
A dental cleaning is performed by a dentist or
dental hygentist and consists of a two step process. Scaling is
the process of removing tartar (calculus) and plaque from all surfaces
of the teeth. This is done by hand scalers or an ultrasonic scaler.
Polishing is the final step in a professional
cleaning which involves polishing the tooth surfaces with brushes
or rubber cups. It is recommended that a professional dental cleaning
is performed every six months and takes approximately 30 - 40 minutes.
Periodontal problems are treated with root planning
when indicated this cleanses the pockets and removes unhealthy bacteria
debris and tissue to promote healthy tissue and bone. It may be
necessary to see a periodontist if perio (gum) problems are more
Dental x-rays provide the dentist with pictures
of surfaces that can not usually
be seen with the naked eye. There are usually two types of radiographs
taken by the dentist Periapicals and Bitewings. These x-rays are
taken by having the patient bite down on plastic bite blocks which
position the film.
Non-Surgical Gum Treatments
Scaling and Root Planning are two non surgical
gum treatments. Bacterial toxins and debris are removed with these
careful cleaning of root surfaces and deep periodontal pockets to
smooth the tooth and restore healthy gum tissue.
Dentures replace missing teeth, they are removable
appliances made with acrylic resin and sometimes metals. There are
Complete Dentures which replace all teeth and Partial Dentures which
act as a dental bridge which closes the gap between missing teeth.
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