What to Expect
Our team of dentists is one of the most experienced in the greater Madison-Verona area. You won’t have to worry about being referred away for complex cases. We can do almost everything in house!
From iPads for the kids, to our widescreen TVs, we’re striving to make our dental experience just that- an experience. Our offices are modern and spacious and you’ll always have a private room to yourself.
We’ve invested in the best technology to make sure our dentists can provide the best treatment to you. From digital x-rays and in-house CT scans, to intraoral cameras and guided implantology, you can be sure that the dentistry you receive is second to none.
About Periodontal Care
If your gums bleed when brushing, it may be a symptom of gum disease or gingivitis. Also known as periodontal disease, this chronic inflammation in the gums affects millions every day, and may not show symptoms in its early stages. The best way to prevent gum disease is to practice good oral hygiene and keep up with your regular dental checkups.
Our dentists and hygienists deal with cases of gum disease on a daily basis. Because gum disease affects everyone differently, we don’t treat everyone the same. If we detect gum disease, we will develop a customized treatment plan to address your specific dental issues.
Symptoms of Gum Disease
- Persistent Bad breath
- Gums that bleed when you brush or floss
- Persistent bad taste
- Gum tissue that is swollen or painful
- Loose teeth
Periodontal maintenance cleanings are usually done on a more frequent basis (many times every 3-4 months). Plaque, tartar (hardened plaque) and stains are removed from all teeth. The teeth are flossed and polished. Special attention is given to clean and disinfect areas that are affected by gum disease.
Scaling and Root Planing
In areas where gum disease has advanced into periodontitis, a treatment known as scaling and root planing or “deep cleaning” is used to remove plaque, tartar and toxins trapped deep below the gum line and root surfaces. Antibiotics is then placed below the gum tissue in problematic areas to eliminate bacteria and recover the gums and teeth. After treatment, good at-home care is highly recommended for best results.
Don’t wrinkle your nose at bad breath– do something about it! Bad breath, or “halitosis” is often a response of poor oral hygiene, dry mouth and low salivary flow, yet may also be indicative of a systemic health condition. In treatment of bad breath, we first focus on the goals of controlling the bacteria that produces the sulfur compounds and then neutralize the sulfur compounds that are produced.