Scaling and Debridement
This involves the removal of tartar (calculus) deposits from the teeth, above and below the gumline. This is charged by units of time, one unit equals 15 mins of time. The amount of time needed for a complete cleaning varies with each individual. The removal of plaque and calculus, as well as, bacteria is the best way to ensure healthy teeth and gums.
More advanced gum disease can also be treated in the clinic by using a gum therapy approach aimed at reducing inflammation, bleeding and the pockets around your teeth. This approach involves more frequent appointments of deep cleaning and medicated irrigation.