Routine Cleaning (Dental Prophylaxis)
We recommend that you see us for an exam and cleaning every three to six months to help you maintain excellent oral health. Dental cleanings are performed by one of our dental hygienists to remove plaque and tartar buildup from the surface of your teeth. Cleanings take about one hour, and are scheduled every three to six months, depending on your needs. After your cleaning, Dr. Summers will perform a dental exam.
Calapooia Family Dental provides excellent dental care for children and teens. Oral health is important to your child’s overall health and well-being. We are focused on prevention and helping to keep your child’s teeth healthy.
Starting when your child turns one, we recommend children visit the dentist for an introduction to our office and counseling regarding proper hygiene and diet. Beginning at age three, your child should be seen for a cleaning and checkup every six months. Research has shown the benefits of starting children early with good dental hygiene. Fluoride treatment is offered twice a year for children along with their cleanings. We also offer tooth sealants to protect against decay in hard-to-reach places.
Periodontal Treatment (Scaling and Root Planing)
Periodontal disease, also called gum disease, is an infection affecting the tissue and bones that support your teeth. Irritation and damage can occur when bacteria, plaque, and tartar build up between the teeth and gums.
Your hygienist and Dr. Summers will evaluate your condition and recommend treatment. In some cases, a deep cleaning called scaling and root planing is done to remove buildup and allow the gum tissue to heal.