Preventative services such as professional dental cleanings and sealants are necessary in order to promote optimal oral health. Sealants help to protect against tooth decay. Professional dental cleanings are beneficial in preventing periodontal disease (gum disease).
If periodontal disease is not treated, tooth loss will occur. Non-surgical periodontal therapy that is utilized to treat and control periodontal disease includes scaling and root planing, Arestin (antimicrobial) treatments, and periodontal maintenance visits.
Night guards are an effective modality to treat bruxism and symptoms of TMJ.