The success of any treatment starts with having a solid foundation; without the support of healthy gums, your teeth and overall dental health can become compromised. Gum disease may occur when plaque is not removed through proper brushing and flossing. By just brushing alone, you can fail to remove plaque and bacteria that is found deep between your teeth and gums. The plaque and tartar, if left untreated, may eventually cause irreparable damage to your jawbone and support structures, and could eventually lead to tooth loss.
The first step for treatment includes a thorough cleaning that may require scaling to remove plaque and tartar deposits. Dr. Raanan believes that if surgery can be prevented for his patient, it is the best option. However, if surgery is necessary he requires his patients to receive a deep cleaning in order to control the disease and allow the gum tissue to heal to yield an optimal environment for surgery. This procedure can be done in one appointment, or multiple appointments depending on the amount of tartar buildup. During this phase, Dr. Raanan emphasizes the importance of educating his patients on oral hygiene techniques that will help maintain the treatment results for years to come.
We are in an unprecedented territory with the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
In a time with so much uncertainty, our main priority remains to be your well-being and safety. We wanted to reassure you that we are taking every precaution to ensure the well-being of our patients, staff and community by following the Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines provided by CDC, CDA and WHO.
These guidelines are frequently evolving. We are committed to consistently adapt our business to align with the latest recommendations from the public health agencies. In light of current guidance on social distancing, we are temporarily shifting our scheduling to emergency appointments only, starting March 16th. We plan to re-open on March 30th. We are closely monitoring the situation and will keep you informed if the timing changes.
Should you have a dental emergency, please call our main office line and follow the prompts to speak to the Doctor directly. We look forward to seeing you and providing you with the most attentive care possible.
-- Your Dental team