HYGIENE/PERIODONTAL HEALTH

At Roland Goldberg Dentistry, we know that great oral health begins with your personal oral hygiene routine. We will help you establish a dental hygiene routine that will keep your teeth healthy and white. We are happy to answer any questions you have about how best to keep your teeth clean and healthy, even when you have bridges, crowns, implants, or other dental prostheses.

Your teeth are not the only important part of your mouth. Your gums are essential to oral hygiene as well. We test your gum health during our periodic exams and take careful note of any abnormalities. We can provide periodontal cleanings and treatment, or refer you to one of our recommended specialists. Please call us immediately if you are experiencing any pain or other difficulties with your gums.

ORAL CANCER SCREENINGS

 
  • Healthy Teeth & Gums
  • Gingivitis
  • Early Periodontitis
  • Moderate Periodontitis
 
  • Advanced Periodontitis
  • Dental Caries
  • Brushing
  • Flossing
 
  • Special Flossing
  • Special Brushing
  • Oral Irrigation
 
Oral cancer screenings are a very important part of regular dental checkups. Advances in identification and modern technology allow us to pinpoint potential problems early before they become irreversible or even life-threatening.

Oral cancer screenings are often performed using an ultraviolet light or similar device that allows us to see issues undetectable by the human eye under normal conditions. We maintain photographic and x-ray records of your mouth that, over time, can provide key indications of abnormal changes that signal cancers or other oral diseases.

Certain lifestyle choices can have a great impact on the tissues in your mouth, and thereby your overall oral health. If you are a smoker or heavy drinker, make sure you get regular screenings when you visit the dentist.

SCALING/ROOT PLANING/ ”DEEP CLEANING”

Sometimes, plaque and calculus (also called “tartar”) accumulate below the gum line, which can lead to more serious periodontal issues if left untreated. If this area is not kept clean, the bacteria in the plaque and calculus can creep down the tooth surface to create tissue “pockets” that eventually degrade underlying bone. In our office, we routinely examine your gum tissues during every periodic exam for evidence of periodontal disease. If we find areas of calculus below the gumline or bleeding and deep pocketing, it might be necessary to perform a “deep cleaning,” also referred to as a periodontal scaling and root planing.

This minor non-surgical procedure involves using hand scalers and our state-of-the-art ultrasonic cleaner to debride these areas below the gumline. In order to make sure that our patients are completely comfortable, we administer local anesthesia to ensure that you don’t feel anything while we make these areas completely spotless!

An integral part of this process is oral hygiene instruction and home care compliance. We enjoy taking additional efforts to educate our patients about periodontal maintenance and home care to ensure that they keep up with their hygiene so that they can keep smiling for years to come!