Hygiene & Gentle Care at Benassi Family Dentistry
Rockford, IL and Winnebago, IL
Laser Teeth Cleaning and Tissue Treatment
Most dentists clean the teeth by using metal picks to scrape off harmful and hard to remove plaque buildup. Thanks to advances in technology, the metal scraping technique is no longer the only option to plaque and tarter removal. We at Benassi Family Dentistry, with offices in Winnebago and Rockford, IL, use a low-powered laser to effectively clean and remove plaque buildup on your teeth. In addition to physically removing plaque, the heat of the laser will also help kill bacteria living in the area of your gums and teeth.
Although laser teeth cleaning may sound discomforting, the lasers are operated in very low power that you will feel no pain during the entire treatment. Many patients find the traditional metal instruments intimidating or generally unpleasant to have in their mouths. A laser teeth cleaning, on the other hand, offers more comfort and is widely favored by our Rockford, IL and Winnebago, IL patients. This laser teeth cleaning system also allows cleaning to be done more quickly. Thus, patients can get their teeth cleaned and go out to show off their smiles in less time than ever before!
Regular Deep Scaling
Deep scaling and root planing are treatments for periodontal disease, such as gingivitis and periodontitis. These gum problems develop over time if tarter and plaque buildup on the teeth are not addressed. These gum problems can lead to loss of teeth and damage to the tissues in the jaw area if left uncleaned for an extended period of time. Deep scaling and root planing treatment are therefore effective ways to rid gums of problem-causing plaque and tartar. Local anesthesia may be used to ensure patient comfort during treatment. Patients may also be placed on antibiotics or be given local antibiotic therapy to avoid bacterial infection. Many of our Rockford, IL and Winnebago, IL patients have benefited a lot from this treatment.
In our attempts to make our Rockford, IL and Winnebago, IL patients extra comfortable during treatment, Benassi Family Dentistry offers inhalation sedation. This is a good option for anyone who feels uncomfortable with needles or has anxiety when undergoing dental treatment. Nitrous Oxide is a very safe option that helps the patient stay comfortable while numbing any pain that may be experienced during any procedure. N2O is simply a gas which the patient will inhale prior to a procedure. It has no color or smell, and does not irritate at all. Our Rockford, IL and Winnebago, IL dentist can further explain to you more about N2O. Check Our Locations for more information about this type of sedation dentistry.