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Crowns strengthen and restore damaged teeth and fill gaps.
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We offer many tooth replacement options like Implants, Crowns, and Dentures.
The goal of scaling and root planing is to reduce gum inflammation or decrease pocket depths where bone-destroying bacteria live.
This non-surgical treatment can stop further loss of bone, though it does not cure the condition. Bone does not grow back around the teeth, but the tissue ligaments may reattach to the tooth to decrease pocket depths.
Our skilled dental hygienists can remove hard deposits (tartar) and plaque that has accumulated on the roots of the teeth, and then plane surfaces smooth. Ultrasonic instruments and/or lasers can be used to break loose the tartar, plus destroy and flush out bacteria.
Roots may be temporarily sensitive to cold following the scaling and root planing procedure. Because of this, our dentists recommend:
Teeth may feel mobile or more mobile but should tighten as inflammation improves and gingival tissues heal.
Oral antibiotics may be prescribed; this has been shown to wipe out populations of bacteria that thrive in the tissues around the teeth and are not accessible by planing the roots. It is important to finish the entire prescription given to you by our West MI dentists.
You will be given additional tools for your home care such as a proxy brush or sulca brush.
Our West Michigan family dentists provide quality dental care to patients of all ages. Call one of our five convenient MI Smiles Dental locations below to schedule an appointment for yourself or a family member.
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