We help patients in Shoreline enhance and maintain their smiles
Your cleaning appointment will include a dental exam and the following:
Removal of calculus (tartar): Hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for a period of time.
Removal of plaque: A sticky, almost invisible film that forms on teeth.
Teeth polishing: Removal of stains and plaque not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.
Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection.
In order to save the tooth, the pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth), nerves, bacteria, and any decay are removed and the resulting space is filled with medicated dental materials, which restore the tooth to its full function. Treatment is highly successful and usually lasts a lifetime.
Periodontal disease is a common inflammatory condition which affects the supporting and surrounding soft tissues of the tooth. It can also affect the jawbone itself in its most advanced stages.
Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults and should always be promptly treated. A complete periodontal exam of the mouth will be completed before any treatment is performed or recommended.