Preventive and Periodontal Dentistry in Chatanooga
Prevent Decay With Regular Checkups
At Shallowford Smiles, we recommend that our healthy patients have a preventive dental cleaning and exam every six months. The best way to preserve your smile and prevent cavities is combine great oral hygiene practices with interceptive care from our Chattanooga dental team.
During your checkup and exam, we will provide appropriate therapies to keep your teeth and gums clean, strong, and resistant to infection.
Cleanings with our Hygienist — To lift away calcified tartar deposits and superficial stains. Our hygienists frequently use ultrasonic instruments to remove biofilm through comfortable sonic vibration.
Periodontal Exams — Screening for signs of tissue detachment and bone loss so that we can treat the infection before it results in tooth loss.
Digital X-rays — Capture images deeper inside of your teeth, gums, and bone so that they can be treated sooner (and in a more affordable manner).
Oral Cancer Screenings — This dangerous disease is best treated when diagnosed early. Just because you don’t drink or use tobacco products doesn’t mean you are not at risk.
Fluoride — Applying fluoride to your child’s teeth helps to protect them from decay. For adults, it can also combat tooth sensitivity.
TMJ and Athletic Guards — A protective sports guard or NTI appliance can prevent you from having worn or fractured teeth. Ask us how.
Oral Appliances for Sleep Apnea — Are you CPAP intolerant? Our custom oral appliances can help you rest easier without the cumbersome equipment.
Treatment for Gum Disease
Should you exhibit signs of periodontal disease, we’ll want to address them right away. Imagine having a splinter in your hand, but all you did was keep the surface clean. You wouldn’t see any improvement until the splinter was removed. With gum disease, it’s a similar situation. We need to knock down the bacterial deposits that are housing infectious bacteria to get your health back on track.
In addition to deep cleanings and ongoing periodontal therapy, we may also recommend local antibiotic placement (Arestin) followed by soft tissue laser therapy. You’ll also receive a Sonicare toothbrush to take your oral hygiene to the next level.
Free Whitening for Life
When you keep your ongoing hygiene appointments every six months, our Chattanooga dentist will provide you with a complimentary refill of professional whitening gel to keep your smile bright. Call today!
Be sure to ask about our $59 new patient special that includes an exam and x-rays.