Posts for: December, 2017

We all want to maintain healthy teeth and gums, but many of our patients may not think about what is going on below the gum line. When gum disease occurs, regular cleanings cannot fully restore your gums and teeth back to a healthy state. This is when your dentist will recommend receiving a deep cleaning. 

What is a deep cleaning?
A deep cleaning is also called scaling and root planing. Scaling is a procedure that cleans underneath your gums and in the pockets of gum tissue in order to remove tartar. Root planing smoothes out the roots of areas where germs may be able to get in and thrive. The scaling and root planing process helps your gums heal and for the periodontal pockets to shrink. This procedure usually requires 2-4 visits to complete.

Although gum disease is not always 100% curable, it is easily treatable. Deep cleanings are an important part of treating gum disease and keeping it from causing more harm to your mouth. After your first treatment, regular visits to the dentist will be necessary to keep your gums healthy along with proper at-home hygiene.

To protect your gums from this disease, be sure to click here to learn more ways to fight against gum disease. 

Are you concerned about the health of your gums?

If you have not been to the dentist lately and are concerned that your gums may not be healthy, be sure to schedule an appointment with Dr. Samuels to examine your gums and teeth and make sure that any issues are taken care of.

December 11, 2017
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If you have been looking for a way to improve your smile, dental implants may be able to help. Whether you have been interested in the past about dental implants or are just thinking about getting them now, we want to share some important information with you. 

There are two different kinds of dental implants that you should be aware of, endosteal and subperiosteal. Endosteal implants use screws or blades that are fastened to your jaw bone. These implants will be used as the base for several teeth. 

Subperiosteal implants are good for individuals that do not have a strong jaw bone to support the endosteal implants. Subperiosteal implants use metal wires and your gums to support the implant. 

So how does this dental procedure work?

Your tooth will be removed 
The dentist will prepare your jaw bone for the procedure 
Once your jaw bone has healed, your dentist will install the implant
After the implant has healed, the dentist will place an abutment (this will hold the fake tooth) on the implant
Then your new tooth will be set in place

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Following this procedure, regular dental appointments are recommended in order to ensure the dental implant is working properly. You should treat your dental implant just like you would your normal teeth, so brushing and flossing are still necessary. 

Interested in dental implants?

If you would like more information on dental implants or which dental implant would be best for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Samuels in Rockville, MD.

11140 Rockville Pike, Ste 510
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 881-4200