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Drs. Zunger and James have been established at this location for over 20 years and have a combined 50+ years of dental experience. Many of our staff have been here for over 15 years.

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Non-surgical therapy removes plaque and calculus by controlling the growth of harmful bacteria and by treating conditions that encourage gum disease. This type of treatment may be all that's needed, especially when periodontal disease is caught early. You may also need to have certain procedures, such as replacing worn fillings or crowns with overhanging margins that can accumulate plaque, taken care of before periodontal therapy can begin.

Scaling and Root Planing:

Scaling is a type of cleaning that removes plaque and calculus from the teeth at and slightly below the gum line. Root planing smoothes root surfaces, so the supportive tissues can better reattach to the tooth surface. This will be done with a special topical anesthestic or novocain, so you can relax and feel nothing as we rehabilitate your gums.

Occlusal Adjustment:

An improper bite or a traumatic occlusion may increase bone destruction attached to such offending teeth. We may either choose to adjust your bite so that your teeth meet properly and function better or construct a custom bite guard or splint- a removable device that fits over upper or lower teeth - to protect teeth surfaces and relax tense jaw muscles.

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