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Periodontal Services

Periodontal (gum) disease is the main cause of tooth loss in adults, with 80 percent of adults having some form of periodontal problem. It is often painless and most adults are unaware that they have a problem. Dentists at Dr. Alan Macks, DMD are trained to treat and prevent periodontal (gum) disease by evaluating and assessing your periodontal tissues, scaling and polishing of teeth and giving home care instructions based on individual needs.

Periodontitis has also been linked to more serious conditions including diabetes, heart disease and stroke because of the inflammation involved. For this reason, it is important to incorporate a system of regular check-ups to detect and prevent the development of periodontal disease.

Scaling & root planing are non-surgical procedures which completely cleanse the periodontium and work very effectively for individuals suffering from gingivitis and moderate/severe periodontal disease.

Scaling and Root Planing Treatments are only performed after a thorough examination of the mouth. The dentist will take X-rays, conduct visual examinations and make a diagnosis before recommending or beginning these procedures. Depending on the current condition of the gums, the amount of calculus (tartar) present, the depth of the pockets and the progression of the periodontitis, local anesthetic may be used.

Scaling – This procedure is usually performed with special dental instruments and may include an ultrasonic scaling tool. The scaling tool removes calculus and plaque from the surface of the crown and root surfaces. In many cases, the scaling tool includes an irrigation process that can also be used to deliver an antimicrobial agent below the gums that can help reduce oral bacteria.

Root Planing – This procedure is a specific treatment which serves to remove cementum and surface dentin that is embedded with unwanted microorganisms, toxins and tartar. The root of the tooth is literally smoothed to promote good healing. Having clean, smooth root surfaces helps prevent bacteria from easily colonizing in future.

We also offer:

  • Gum Surgery
  • Gum Graft Surgery
  • Crown Lengthening
  • Pocket Reduction Procedures
  • Regenerative Procedures
  • Teeth in a Day

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Our Happy Patients

"Dr. Macks and his staff are amazing. We stumbled across this office when my husband was having horrible tooth pain and needed emergency care. We called around to numerous dentists and left several messages (it was after hours about 9 pm). Dr. Macks was the only one to ever call us back, he wrote a prescription to help him through the night then scheduled him first thing in morning. They very good care of my husband at this appointment and we knew we'd be life long patients! This was about 5 years ago and we have been going ever since. We receive superior care every time we go. They are so friendly and kind . Several members of our family have started seeing Dr. Macks as well. "

Brittany B. Brittany B.

"I have been going to this Dental office for over 10 years now and I would never go anywhere else. The entire office staff is friendly and professional and your personal dental hygienist will greet you in the waiting room with a smile every appointment. I use to loathe going to the dentist but this staff makes a pleasant experience every visit. I have referred my friends and family to Dr Macks and will definitely continue to do so."

Dylan W. Dylan W.

"If you are looking for a dentist, call Dr. Macks now. He is by far the most capable and humane dentist I have ever visited. He did more for me in one appointment than other dentists have done for me over my whole life. He is helping me get my teeth where they need to be faster and better than I knew was even possible. And he can do almost everything in his beautiful, comfortable office. His staff are wonderful too. He is getting very busy so appointments are precious. Going to Dr. Macks was one of the best decisions I"ve made with my dental care, now all of my family goes to him. This recommendation is meant for Dr. Macks and not for the other dentists that practice in his office."

Glenda F. Glenda F.
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