Every had one of those “bad floss days”? They can be embarrassing and contribute to tooth decay. Daily flossing is an essential part of your dental health care solution. And, unlike many things Dr. Pauley and the staff can do for you, you have to do this one yourself. Think of flossing as you would any other part of your healthcare routine: taking daily medicine, going for a walk, eating, bathing, etc. Good dental health is a great gift you can give yourself every day.
On your next visit to our offices please ask the dental hygienist to review your flossing skills and suggest additional ways to keep you smiling!
Tooth extractions remove teeth from their socket under conditions in which they are irrecoverable. General restorations for damaged or decayed teeth are fillings or crowns, in some cases however, the teeth are too damaged to be repaired. An extraction remains the only course of option.
An extraction can be performed with anesthesia, which can numb any pain so you will feel pressure.
Other situations that require an extraction to be performed are:
Removing teeth that prevent others from growing
Removing teeth to create room for realignment
Removing teeth affected by radiation
Removing teeth infected by cancer, which can weaken the immune system
Extract wisdom teeth to prevent them from being stuck in the jaw
Extract teeth that can cause an infection after an organ transplant
Before an extraction occurs, a thorough examination of your teeth will be performed. This is done to allow the dentist to evaluate the position of the teeth and determine if future problems may occur. X-rays can view additional risk factors such as decay or deterioration. Early examinations are recommended to identify problems that can arise in the future.
Teeth whitening provides an opportunity for you to achieve a glamorous and radiant smile. Our teeth whitening treatments provide dramatic results that include advanced practices and products. We provide take-home kits and practice in-office procedures to accommodate patients with varied treatment preferences.
The in-office procedure involves the application of bleaching agent on your smile. This process can be completed within an hour. Depending on the bleaching product used, the color of your smile can be improved by up to eight shades. You can see the results the same day of the treatment.
Teeth whitening does not result in any intensive surgical techniques, you can achieve long-lasting results as well after a successful procedure. The treatment is very popular for their fast results and affordable cost.
Years of staining from coffee drinking, aging, smoking, and flavored drinks can be erased with a comprehensive teeth whitening procedure.
Gingivitis is a serious disease that can result in detrimental consequences if left untreated. It can result in significant deterioration of the teeth and gums. The right treatment can be provided at the office of Dr. Robert Pauley, who specializes in scaling and root planing procedures in Atlanta.
This condition can result from the buildup of plaque and tartar in your mouth. When these remain in a stale environment and are not treated effectively, bacteria can grow and quickly multiply. An excessive amount of bacteria can cause the gums to be irritated and inflamed. A prominent result of inflammation is bleeding of the gums.
Through a root scaling and planning procedure, gingivitis can be conveniently resolved. The teeth will be polished and cleaned to eliminate any traces of plaque. Tartar is also removed from the surface during the scaling process. Root planing is different in that the surfaces are smoothed over and infected tissue is removed.