In addition to the meticulous cleaning, polishing, and examination of your teeth and gums, we also take the time to help our patients develop proper oral hygiene habits at home. We will evaluate your hygiene techniques and make adjustments to your routine where needed. Dr. Grillo and our hygienists will also make suggestions for preventative measures such as dental sealants, fluoride treatments, or nightguards to protect against bruxism & TMJ.
If we feel that you are suffering from gingivitis or more severe gum disease, we may recommend a root scaling and planing in order to remove debris that has become embeded into the roots over time. We can also place antibiotics, called arestin, directly to an infected site. These measures can be instrumental in preventing bone loss and helping you to keep your natural teeth.