Preventive & Hygiene

Comprehensive preventive dental care includes far more than just routine cleanings, hygiene instructions, and regular check-ups. During your visits to the office of Theodore Field DMD, we perform a thorough assessment of your oral health. Dr. Ted Field believes that healthy habits are foundational to keeping your teeth for a lifetime, and that healthy teeth and the surrounding tissues are foundational to great overall health. Teeth, gums, and bone that support the teeth need to be healthy and clean in order for our dentistry to be successful. We are devoted to the prevention of gum disease in your lifetime, and we offer a full array of hygiene and non-surgical non-invasive services to help insure our success. If periodontal disease is detected, we will recommend action to treat the disease aggressively.

Periodontal disease is a disease of the gums that can also affect the bone. Periodontal disease has been called the silent killer for many years in dentistry, and because it can be painless and asymptomatic, patients sometimes don’t even realize they have it. Some of the signs and symptoms of periodontal disease are swollen, red, bleeding, receding or tender gums. Bad breath can also come from the gums. We believe in early diagnosis and treatment of the problem because once bone loss has occurred, we can’t get it back, and very often teeth are compromised or even lost. If these are areas of concern, we offer the latest in periodontal therapy techniques. We also will not hesitate to refer you to a clinical specialist should the need arise.

Our in-house dental hygiene services include:

  • Regular professional cleanings
  • Patient education, including oral hygiene instructions
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Periodontal charting
  • X-rays
  • Deep scaling and root planning
  • stain removal
  • Sealants
  • Ulcers and fever blister treatment
  • Referral to clinical specialists such as a periodontist or oral surgeon if necessary

If you are concerned about the condition of your gums or have questions about our hygiene or dental services, please contact Theodore Field DMD at 561.443.4133 for more information.