Nonsurgical Procedures

Scaling & Root Planing

The initial stage of periodontal treatment is usually a thorough cleaning that may include scaling to remove plaque and tartar deposits beneath the gum line. Tooth roots may also be planed to smooth the root surface promoting the gum tissue to heal and reattach to the tooth. Read More


These products allow for the placement of an appropriate concentration of antibiotics directly into the periodontal pocket. They are only effective when used in conjunction with scaling and root planing and sometimes require multiple applications. Read More

Occlusal Therapy

A person’s unique bite cannot cause periodontal disease; however, it can make periodontal disease worse. In this regard the doctors may suggest isolated or comprehensive bite therapy. Read More

Periodontal Maintenance

Periodontitis is an inflammatory disease of the gums and bone that result from bacterial accumulation in certain genetically predisposed individuals.  While it cannot be cured, once it is under control continued professional maintenance is critical. Read More

Cone Beam Computed Tomography

Computed Tomography (CT scanning) has been available for medical diagnosis for an extended period of time. Cone Beam technology has allowed the development of similar devices in dentistry with much lower radiation exposure (similar or less than routine dental x-rays) and very precise imaging. Read More