Your Hygiene & Periodontal Dentistry Choice for Airdrie

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Whether you have healthy gums or are in a state of active periodontal disease, routine home maintenance, although very effective, only focuses on areas of the tooth that are above the gum.

It is only through regular scaling and root planing procedures that remove plaque, tartar and bacterial toxins from those hard to reach areas below the gum line that we are able to keep your gums healthy from top to bottom!

At Main Street Dental, we recommend visits twice yearly for maintenance and preventative care, unless your oral health status dictates you require more frequent visits

Depending on your preventative treatment schedule, some visits may include:

  • Taking x-rays to check bone levels (a good indicator of chronic gum and bone disease)
  • Measuring the depth of periodontal pockets
  • Checking for loose teeth or bleeding gums
  • Removing plaque or tartar above and below the gum line
  • Reviewing your home care techniques and their regulating effectiveness
  • Oral cancer screening and checking the tissues of the head and neck

Regular periodontal and preventative maintenance visits help us break the stronghold of bacteria in your gums and slow or eliminate their destructive effects.  As such, removal of tartar and bacteria are crucial to treating gingivitis, controlling periodontal disease and preventing tooth decay. How do we accomplish this?

What is an ultrasonic scaler?

An ultrasonic scaler consists of a wand with a small scaling tip that produces soft ultrasonic vibrations and a gentle flow of water. As the tip moves along the tooth surface, it creates small pulses that break up plaque, tartar and other debris. It effectively and rapidly removes calculus from the tooth surface, including from within the gum pockets that are shallow, but also from deeper pockets where hand scaling is more difficult.

The benefits of ultrasonic scaling

Ultrasonic scaling has proven to be highly effective in removing large debris below the gum line in a very quick and efficient manner. Because of this, appointment times are shortened, and patient comfort is improved. To ensure complete care, however, hand scaling by one of our dental team members is still always completed afterward.

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We absolutely love this office. I have extremely high anxiety and they are so patient with me. My 4 year old asked if we can go back next week as she had a wonderful time at her cleaning. Great experiences every time and billing is very reasonable.

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Samantha Lewis

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From the minute you walk in, everyone is kind and professional. The hygienists and dentists provide clear instructions and the front desk always has the paperwork taken care of right away. Just a great group of people!

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Jody Bobb

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Amazing office, I have been going here for 25 years since I was a kid. I broke my tooth playing hockey, they got me in the very next morning, referred me to a specialist for more detailed gum work (who I seen the next day) and temporarily fixed my tooth all in the same week. Great office and everyone seems to have a sense of humor!

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Mike Beierle

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I have been going to Main Steer Dental for over 5 years and I can say that I am very satisfied with quality of care I have received. Punctual, clean, friendly. The stuff is professional and competent. I definitely recommend this office for all your dental needs.

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