The presence of tartar under the gumline creates a safe haven for bacteria to collect, which can’t be removed by brushing, flossing, or with a regular cleaning. The presence of this bacteria causes an immune response from the body which results in inflammation A periodontal deep cleaning is needed in order to remove any bacteria, tartar, and debris that has collected under the gum line.
An occlusal splint is a specially designed mouthguard for people who grind their teeth, have a history of pain and dysfunction associated with their bite or TMJ, or have had a full mouth reconstruction.
Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, including removing a decayed tooth, periodontal disease, dental trauma, impacted wisdom teeth, or crowded teeth. Tooth extraction is usually relatively straightforward, and can usually be performed quickly while the individual is awake, using a local anesthetic.