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To help simplify some of the terminology you may hear while in our office, we have defined some of the more commonly used terms below. If you have any questions, as always, feel free to contact us.

[/vc_column_text][vc_toggle title=”ARESTIN”]ARESTIN is an antibiotic that is added to scaling and root planing (SRP)[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”DESENSITIZER”]Reduces or eliminates pain quickly with long lasting effects[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”FLUORIDE VARNISH”]A highly concentrated form of fluoride which is applied to the tooth’s surface, by a dentist, dental hygienist or other health care professional, as a type of topical fluoride therapy[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”FULL MOUTH DEBRIDEMENT”]Removal of plaque and calculus that interfere with the ability of the dentist to perform a comprehensive oral evaluation[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”PERIODONTAL MAINTENANCE”]Also known as a “regular cleaning”[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”POLISHING”]The act of smoothing the tooth surface, the purpose of polishing is to make it difficult for plaque to accumulate on the tooth surface area[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”SCALING AND ROOT PLANING”]Cleaning between the gums and the teeth down to the roots, a local anesthetic may be needed to numb your gums and the roots of your teeth[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator el_position=”first last”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_position=”last”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_widget_sidebar sidebar_id=”sidebar-id-1280″ el_position=”first last”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_widget_sidebar sidebar_id=”sidebar-id-1282″ el_position=”first last”][/vc_column][/vc_row]