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The immediately above pictures show normal healthy gums and bone that anchor teeth firmly in place. The gums are pink and firm and do not bleed. There is no sign of plaque build-up or tartar. A regular cleaning priced at $40dlls. is recommended
The immediately above pictures show inflammation of the gums. Since the gums are red and puffy, they may bleed when using the dental floss or the tooth brush. There is plaque and tartar at the gumline. This is known as gingivitis; the earliest stage of gum disease. A deep cleaning priced at $60dlls. is recommended.
The immediately above pictures show inflammation of the gums, plaque and tartar build-up, and bone loss. This is known as periodontitis. In this stage of gum disease, the gums begin to pull away from your teeth forming a “gum pocket” below the gumline which traps food and bacteria. This infection has damaged the supporting bone and fibers that hold your teeth in place. If left untreated you will eventually lose ALL your teeth. Scaling and root planning with medicated irrigation priced at $50dlls. per quadrant is recommended. The mouth is divided into 4 quadrants: upper right, upper left, lower right and lower left.
1) ALL PATIENTS MUST READ & SIGN A PATIENT CONSENT FORM FOR PERIO.
2) Regular cleanings and deep cleanings DO NOT require novacaine. Scaling and Root Planning requires novacaine for
patient comfort. The quadrant that is to receive the scaling and root planning treatment is numbed with local anesthetic.
Prior to the injection a small amount of cherry flavored topical is placed in order to prevent or reduce the pain associated
with a dental numbing shot. Bartell Dental will always try to deliver a pain-less shot to ease our patients because we care
3) Special dental instruments called scalers are used to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth. In severe cases, an
ultrasonic scaler is used. Below are pictured examples of scalers and how teeth look before and after a cleaning is
performed to them.
Scaled teeth on the left, Non-scaled
teeth on the right.