The health of your teeth is important to us.
Routine preventive teeth cleanings (prophylaxis)
The regular cleaning focuses on the tooth above the gum line. This process is designed to clear away any tartar that you haven’t recently cleaned up, and any plaque that has built up on your teeth. The difference between tartar and plaque is that tartar can generally be cleaned with normal brushing and flossing.
Therapeutic treatment for gum disease and laser
The objective for periodontal scaling and root planing is to remove dental plaque and calculus (tartar), which house bacteria that release toxins which cause inflammation and infection to the gum tissue and surrounding bone. Laser therapy is then used to disinfect the pockets surrounding the teeth.