Tips to Prepare for a Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies never happen at a convenient time and they can be traumatic to the injured party. Preparing ahead of time can save valuable minutes and discomfort. It can also mean the difference between saving a permanent tooth or experiencing the effects of tooth loss. Believe it or not, there are some simple steps you…

Scaling and Root Planing to Treat Gum Disease

Gum disease that has advanced beyond the milder gingivitis stage will require more specialized and intensive treatment. One intervention that is often used for periodontitis (advanced gum disease) is root planing. This technique polishes or smooths the surfaces of the roots of the teeth to remove any rough spots where disease-causing bacteria might congregate. A…