To repair a small cavity, you will most likely need a filling. Depending on the severity of the cavity or tooth decay, Dr. Patel may suggest a crown instead. This video explains the difference between them.
Scaling root planing is a special procedure performed when periodontitis is caught in the late stages. SRP removes excessive calculus and bacterial deposits, as explained in this video. Related Videos Return to Patient Resources
Debridement is a procedure that is performed when periodontitis is caught in the early stages. Debridement is the first step in removing deposits from your teeth, as explained in this video. Related Videos Return to Patient Resources
If you suffer from involuntary nighttime grinding of your teeth, Dr. Patel may suggest you get fitted for an occlusal appliance. An occlusal appliance is similar to a mouth guard. Related Videos Return to Patient Resources