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    Perfectionist!

    Last updated 3 years ago

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    • Staff is excellent, attentive, friendly and sensitive to the situations.

      Dr Galina is very thorough, friendly and professional. She also a perfectionist when it comes to final results. Dr Galina takes time to listen.

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      D.B.

    The Details of Dental Scaling

    Last updated 3 years ago

    What Is Dental Scaling?

    Dental scaling is the most common nonsurgical way to treat gum disease, which is also known as periodontitis.

    If your disease is moderate, but not severe, your dentist may recommend scaling to treat the disease and keep it from getting worse. But if you have severe periodontal disease and your condition may require gum surgery, our dentist and periodontist may recommend a scaling and root planing before the surgery, as well as a thorough teeth-cleaning prior to the procedure.

    The sticky, bacteria-filled plaque that causes gum disease tends to accumulate in the area along and just below the gum line. If you have gums that are slightly receded from your teeth, you may be at increased risk for gum disease and your dentist may recommend scaling. Scaling is nonsurgical, but it is a different type of procedure from a standard dental cleaning because it involves cleaning the areas of the tooth below the gum line.

    There are two types of scaling instruments and some dentists or dental hygienists may use both:

    • Scaling with hand-held instruments. Our dentist or periodontist will use a dental scaler and curette to manually remove (scale) the plaque from the teeth. Because the dentist or dental hygienist can't see the plaque, they rely on touch to identify areas of tartar buildup and rough spots.
    • Scaling with ultrasonic instruments. Ultrasonic scaling instruments clean plaque from the teeth with a vibrating metal tip that chips off the tartar and a water spray to wash it away and keep the tip cool.

    Best service!

    Last updated 3 years ago

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    • I have been to four different dental offices in the past 12 years, and none have provided the service or results I find here.

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      C. K.

    Dental Emergencies: Managing Trauma to the Teeth

    Last updated 3 years ago

    It’s always best to be prepared, and knowing how to be ready for a dental emergency can be important to your oral health. If left untreated, a chipped or broken tooth, or a broken crown or filling can provide an opening for cavities because the damaged area is hard to keep clean.

    If you have a dental emergency that involves trauma to your teeth, don’t panic. Follow these simple steps to hold you over until you get to our dentist:

    • Chipped tooth: If you break or chip a tooth, save the pieces and rinse the pieces and your mouth with warm water. Apply gauze to any areas that are bleeding. Once any bleeding stops, apply a cold compress to the area and see our dentist as soon as possible. It may or may not be possible to reattach the pieces, but bring them with you just in case.
    • Dislodged tooth: If your tooth becomes partly dislodged, get to our office immediately, and put a cold compress on the area to decrease swelling.
    • Knocked-out tooth: If possible, find the tooth and pick it up by the crown end, not the root. Rinse the tooth if it is dirty but don’t scrub it — you want to preserve any tissue fragments. Teeth that have been knocked out have the best chance to be saved if they are put back in place within an hour of the accident. Try to put the tooth back in place (be sure that it is facing the correct way) but don’t force it. If you can’t reinsert the tooth, place it in a small container of milk, or water with a pinch of salt, or a specialized growth medium that you can buy in a drugstore.

    Very happy with work!

    Last updated 3 years ago

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    • The staff at City Dental is always smiling, very professional too! The service is prompt and efficient. All procedures have been explained upfront, and I am completely happy with the work!

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