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Comprehensive Examination

When you visit us for a comprehensive exam, we will do a thorough evaluation, take X-rays and clean your teeth depending on your oral health condition. We then review the X-rays of your teeth for signs of decay, check your gums for changes, and check for signs of oral cancer or other diseases.

Cleanings & Check-ups

We strongly recommend that patients of all ages from Hartford, CT and nearby communities visit the dentist for your regular check-ups and cleanings at our practice twice a year. These visits begin with a comprehensive evaluation of the surfaces of each tooth, your gums, your bite, and all the important components of your teeth. Digital X-rays are captured so we clearly view dental structures that aren't visible otherwise. If you're an adult, we'll perform an oral cancer screening as well so we can locate potentially abnormal cells at the earliest stage for your protection. Once our dedicated Hartford Dentist Dr. Shyam forms a complete picture of your tooth, we identify areas of damage and recommend treatments that correct these issues.

Teeth cleaning is a procedure that involves the removal of tartar (mineralized plaque) that may develop even with careful brushing and flossing, especially in areas that are difficult to reach in routine tooth brushing. Our professional cleaning includes tooth scaling and tooth polishing and debridement if too much tartar has accumulated. This involves the use of various instruments or devices to loosen and remove deposits from the teeth. More frequent cleaning and examination may be necessary during treatment of dental and other oral disorders. Routine examination and cleaning of the teeth is recommended twice a every year.

If you want to maintain optimal oral health for life, the first step is to visit a dentist regularly, and we'd love to welcome you here at Crest Family Dental. Even the most diligent brushers and flossers fall victim to common oral health problems, and the best way to treat these issues is for our team to find and treat them before they're able to do any harm. We accomplish this goal with the help of comprehensive evaluations, refreshing hygiene, and other preventative services in Hartford, CT.

Scaling and root planning:

The objective of scaling & root planning is to remove etiologic agents which cause inflammation to the gingival (gum) tissue and surrounding bone. Common etiologic agents removed by this conventional periodontal therapy include dental plaque and tartar (calculus).

These non-surgical procedures which completely cleanse the periodontium, work very effectively for individuals suffering from gingivitis (mild gum inflammation) and moderate/severe periodontal disease.

Reasons for scaling and root planning

Scaling and root planning can be used both as a preventative measure and as a stand-alone treatment. These procedures are performed as a preventative measure for a periodontitis sufferer.

Here are some reasons why these dental procedures may be necessary:

  • Disease prevention : The oral bacteria which cause periodontal infections can travel via the bloodstream to other parts of the body. Research has shown that lung infections and heart disease have been linked to periodontal bacteria. Scaling and root planing remove bacteria and halts periodontal disease from progressing, thus preventing the bacteria from traveling to other parts of the body.
  • Tooth protection : When gum pockets exceed 3mm in depth, there is a greater risk of periodontal disease. As pockets deepen, they tend to house more colonies of dangerous bacteria. Eventually, a chronic inflammatory response by the body begins to destroy gingival and bone tissue which may lead to tooth loss. Periodontal disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in the developed world.
  • Aesthetic effects : Scaling and root planing help remove tartar and plaque from the teeth and below the gumline. As an added bonus, if superficial stains are present on the teeth, they will be removed in the process of the scaling and root planning procedure.
  • Better breath : One of the most common signs of periodontal disease is halitosis (bad breath). Food particles and bacteria can cause a persistent bad odor in the oral cavity which is alleviated with cleaning procedures such as scaling and root planning.

  • Gum Disease Treatment

    Gum disease is a bacterial infection that destroys bone and the supporting structures of teeth. It is classified into gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is a early warning sign of periodontitis/periodontal disease. Both cause bad breath and your gums bleed when you brush your teeth. Scaling and root planning procedure is recommended for people with periodontitis. Periodontal disease is a slowly progressing disease and if left untreated, ultimately leads to loss of all teeth when they become very loose and non-saveable.

    Gum disease may refer to:

    Gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) (gingiva) around the teeth is a general term for gingival diseases affecting the gums. As generally used, the term gingivitis refers to gingival inflammation induced by bacterial plaque adherent to tooth surfaces.


    Gingivitis is usually caused by bacterial plaque that accumulates in the spaces between the gums and the teeth and in calculus (tartar) that forms on the teeth. These accumulations may be tiny, even microscopic, but the bacteria in them produce foreign chemicals and toxins that cause inflammation of the gums around the teeth. This inflammation can, over the years, cause deep pockets between the teeth and gums and loss of bone around teeth otherwise known as periodontitis.

    At Crest Family Dental we treat patients throughout the Hartford, CT area that are struggling with any gum disease or periodontal disease. Allow us to examine your condition and provide every patient a variety of treatment solutions to help fight the symptoms and heals the gums. If you are having severe gum pain, call us right away at 860-251-6999 to schedule an appointment with Dr.Shyam.