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West End Dental Inc Reopening
West End Dental is excited to begin seeing patients safely. These are unprecedented times, and we want to reassure you that we have taken every precaution to ensure your safety and wellbeing during your visit.

•  Taking temperatures and pulse oximetry measurements of every patient and caregiver before they enter our clinic.
•  Screening each person entering the building for any symptoms and redirecting them if symptoms are present.
•  Modifying our waiting rooms and how we deliver care to honor social distancing.
•  All caregivers will be masked as well as patients anytime they are not receiving treatment.
•  Increased cleaning procedures, frequency, and improved products for cleaning
•  We also request that patients please arrive as close to their appointment time as they can and that they please not bring additional persons to their appointment if possible.

We ask that you understand that our provider's time is more crucial than ever and request that you be prompt to your appointment, arriving no sooner or later than your appointment time. Understand that if you cancel your appointment less than 48 hours in advance or are more than 15 minutes late to your visit, we may charge your account a $50.00 non-refundable fee.

Thank you for choosing West End Dental. We are committed to safe, compassionate care, especially as we continue to deal with impacts of COVID-19. If you have any concerns before, during, or after you visit, please do not hesitate to make us aware of them. We are all in this together and are committed to creating a safe, compassionate and healing environment.

Perks of Scaling and Root Planing
Posted on 10/19/2020 by Dr. James A. Krippaehne
Perks of Scaling and Root PlaningWhile scaling and root planing is more comprehensive than a routine cleaning, as it sometimes requires more than one appointment and the use of local anesthesia, the procedure comes with several benefits. Scaling and root planing can often be necessary for the vitality of the oral cavity, particularly if the patient has a severe case of gum disease. The deeper cleaning of scaling and root planing is more rigorous, but it amounts to many benefits for the patient.

Benefits to Scaling and Root Planing

Our dentist will advise the use of scaling and root planing when they notice signs of periodontitis, a severe type of gum disease. Scaling and root planing is used to clean the oral cavity thoroughly, by providing a deep clean of both the teeth and gums. The first benefit is that it will alleviate symptoms of discomfort and soreness that you may be experiencing from your gums. This is because the bacteria that was irritating the gums will have been removed and the area smoothed to discourage further growth. It should also lead to less bleeding from the gums, therefore making it easier to carry out your usual oral hygiene routine.

Scaling and root planing should reduce further risks caused by gum disease, such as tooth loss and gum recession, as the plaque and tartar that induce this have been removed. This will also mean a general bettering of your oral health, especially with good upkeep during your oral hygiene routine at home. Your breath should be fresher, as the buildup of plaque and debris that causes bad breath will be removed. This can also have an effect on your self-esteem and general mood, as patients say they feel better when their oral health is in good condition. To find out more about scaling and root planing, contact our office now.

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