Cleanings & Gum Disease Treatment in Salt Lake City
We will help you preserve your teeth so you can avoid dental problems down the road.
Gentle Dental Cleanings
We recommend that you come in and see us in Sandy for a checkup and dental cleaning every six months. You can count on our well-trained hygienists at Hamblin Dental to be very gentle during your cleaning and to make sure that you’re comfortable, too.
Our hygienist uses an ultrasonic scaler to clean your teeth. With this state-of-the-art technology she can quickly and effectively clean your teeth with minimal discomfort using gentle sound waves. After your cleaning she will polish your teeth so they are bright and shiny!
Cosmetic Dentistry Gum-lifts
Gum-lifts (gingivectomy) involve the removal of gum to make the teeth appear longer, and the gum-line even. People who have excess gum covering the front teeth and an upper lip that comes up high when they smile are often self-conscious about their “gummy” smile. An uneven gum-line can make the teeth appear to have different lengths, which takes away from the appearance of an attractive smile.
To correct these problems, the dentist numbs the area and removes the excess gum. The patient is instructed to use an antiseptic mouth rinse such as Peridex on a Q-tip and apply upward pressure on the gums as they heal. The procedure is not painful, but some mild discomfort can be expected a day or two after the procedure. The gum is not damaged due to the procedure as long as the dentist has experience, and removes the proper amount. The procedure can usually be completed in about 30 minutes. Gum-lifts generally cost about $500 to $875 per arch. When Dr. Hamblin does a veneer case, he often include a gum-lift, if needed, at no extra cost.