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Hygiene/Periodontal Health in Garland | gum disease, gum disease treatment, periodontal surgery, preventive oral health, oral hygiene, gum care | gingivitis, bad breath, plaque

Max Motley, DDS

2910 Broadway Blvd., Suite 214
Garland, TX 75041

info@maxmotleydds.com

Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

972.926.6100
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Dental Hygiene/Periodontal Health

In addition to the meticulous cleaning, polishing, and examination of your teeth, we also take the time to help our patients develop proper oral hygiene habits at home. We will evaluate your hygiene techniques and make adjustments to your routine where needed. Dr. Motley and our hygienists will also make suggestions for preventative measures such as dental sealants or nightguards to protect against bruxism & TMJ. We recommend the NTI tension suppression system for treatment of bruxism and migraine headaches.

If we feel that you are suffering from gingivitis or more severe gum disease, we may recommend a root scaling or planing. These measures can be instrumental in preventing bone loss and helping you to keep your natural teeth. We may also recommend the use of Arestin, an antibiotic treatment for chronic periodontitis.

Oral Cancer Screenings

During a dental exam, the doctor will check your neck and oral tissues for lumps, red or white patches or recurring sore areas.

Screening for early changes in the oral tissue can help detect cancer at a stage when it can be more successfully treated.

Smoking, especially combined with heavy alcohol consumption (30 drinks a week or more), is the primary risk factor for oral cancer. In fact, this combination is estimated to be the most likely trigger in about 75 percent of oral cancers diagnosed in this country. Other lifestyle and environmental factors also may increase your risk of developing oral cancer.

Scaling & Root Planing

Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical procedure in which the periodontist removes plaque and tartar from below the gum line. Root surfaces are cleaned and smoothed with specially designed instruments. It is important to remove the plaque and tartar from the pockets, because aside from the bacterial toxins that irritate the gums, plaque and the rough surfaces of tartar make it easier for bacteria to gain a foothold.

 
 
 
Garland Dentist. Dr. Max Motley provides Hygiene/Periodontal Health, gum disease, gum disease treatment, periodontal surgery, preventive oral health, oral hygiene, gum care to patients suffering from gingivitis, bad breath, plaque in Rowlett, Mesquite, Richardson, 75041. Rowlett Dentist providing Hygiene/Periodontal Health in Garland, Texas.