Welcome, Dr. Lee Morrow & patients! We are so glad to have you as part of our family.
YES! We are always welcoming new patients to our growing family. Please call or fill out an appointment request form today to schedule your first visit with us. We look forward to meeting you.
Deep cleaning is a special cleaning called scaling and root planing. The teeth and gums are numbed and a small scaler or ultrasonic cleaner is used to carefully remove plaque and tartar under the gum tissue where there is greater than 3mm of periodontal pocketing.
Gum disease, clinically known as periodontitis, is a term used to describe various diseases affecting the gums and bone around the teeth. In its early stages, it is called gingivitis. It is caused by the accumulation of plaque and tartar around the teeth. Early detection and treatment is your best defense. If left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss.
If you fear going to the dentist, you are not alone. Between 9% and 15% of Americans state they avoid going to the dentist because of anxiety or fear. We take your fear seriously, and help you cope by discussing your fears as you feel necessary. Once we know what your fears are, we’ll be better able to work with you to determine the best ways to make you less anxious and more comfortable. We pride ourselves on compassionate, gentle dental care.
Your affected area will feel numb for approximately 1-3 hours after treatment, and as the numbing effect wears off, the affected tissue may feel tingly and/or itchy. It is always important to protect the treated area so that you do not accidentally bite or otherwise traumatize the soft tissues of your lips, cheeks, and tongue while still numb. We often recommend eating only soft foods while you still feel numb and avoiding any hot beverages. Sometimes, using a straw to drink is easier while you are still numb. If you do accidentally bite your tissue, it may become ulcerated and the resulting ulcer may take 7-10 days to heal. As always, please call our office with any special concerns or questions you may have regarding your treatment.
Our new office is fully handicap accessible!