Dr. Ralph Bastian offers a range of dental cleaning and non-surgical periodontal therapy services, including the following:
If you are experiencing pain, tooth loss or inflammation, then visit our practice. We can diagnose any type of disease within your mouth. Everything from gingivitis to periodontitis requires a different treatment plan. Disease diagnosis is the first step.
Individual periodontal treatment plans
We will create an individual periodontal treatment plan for you. During your initial consultation, we examine your teeth and mouth and take x-rays and dental imprints if necessary. After discussing your physical and aesthetic goals, we will plan a way forward for you.
Scaling and root planning
Dr. Ralph Bastian uses state-of-the-art scaling and root planning techniques to treat gum disease. This treatment involves deep cleaning below the gum line to remove bacteria that can cause your gums to be inflamed.
Localized antibiotic treatment
Adults have many species of bacteria in their mouths which can lead to chronic inflammation and tissue loss. We can use localized antibiotic treatment to help you transition to healthier bacteria in your mouth. During this treatment, we deliver anti-microbial agents into the periodontal pocket to control bacterial infection.
Oral hygiene counseling
We provide oral health tips for people of all ages including kids, teenagers, adults and the elderly. We will show you how to take proper care of your teeth and give you the dental advice you need.
Tooth desensitizing treatments
If left untreated, dental hypersensitivity can be painful. Most sufferers are between 25 – 45 years old. The condition affects close to 30% of the adult population. Most patients experience sensitivity when they drink hot or cold beverages, breathe in cold air, eat sweet or acidic foods or when they brush and floss their teeth. During your consultation, we will first determine whether your tooth pain is a result of dental hypersensitivity. After this, we will discuss different home care and product use for your unique situation. We also have several desensitizing agents that can be applied in-office.
We can implement an in-office tobacco cessation strategy for our patients. Few things can improve your dental and physical health as immediately as quitting smoking. Quitting smoking is often hard, but we take an individualized approach to find a strategy that will work for you.