Preventive Dental Care in Folsom
Dr. Gregory Borrowdale and his staff provide exceptional cleaning and polishing of teeth at every appointment. We also complete a thorough examination to check for any undiagnosed oral health issues. We may ask you questions about your oral hygiene habits in order to provide you with tips for improvement if necessary. Dr. Borrowdale and the team of dental hygienists may also offer suggestions for preventive services such as sealants and wearing a night guard to minimize the symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) and bruxism.
Many patients are unaware when they have the early form of gum disease called gingivitis or even when their gum issues are more advanced. The inability to recognize symptoms is one reason that gum disease develops in the first place. If the dentist or hygienists feel that you have developed this problem, they may recommend root scaling or planing.
These procedures eliminate gum pockets as well as provide your teeth with the deep cleaning they need to withstand tartar, plaque, and bacteria. Root planing and scaling can help you to preserve your natural teeth as well as prevent bone loss.