At Neville Dental Studio, we prioritize your oral health providing exceptional care that extends beyond routine dental services. We offer comprehensive periodontal maintenance, including deep cleaning, to patients with gum disease concerns. With a focus on preserving and improving gum health, our skilled team offers personalized treatment plans and regular maintenance to combat periodontal disease effectively. We understand the importance of ongoing care in managing gum health, and our commitment lies in delivering thorough, professional cleanings, meticulous assessments, and tailored guidance for optimal oral hygiene.

Deep Cleaning - Scaling and Root Planing Procedure

Deep cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing, is a non-surgical procedure performed to treat gum disease (periodontal disease). It’s a thorough cleaning method that goes beyond a regular dental cleaning and is typically recommended for patients who have signs of gum inflammation, gum disease, or excessive plaque and tartar buildup below the gumline.

The procedure involves two main steps:

  1. Scaling: During scaling, our dental professionals use specialized instruments to remove plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) from the teeth’s surfaces, both above and below the gumline. This process eliminates the bacterial deposits that contribute to gum inflammation and disease.
  2. Root Planing: Root planing focuses on smoothing out the tooth roots’ surfaces to remove any remaining bacteria and toxins. This process aims to create a clean and smooth surface on the root to promote the reattachment of the gums to the tooth, reduce inflammation, and prevent further progression of gum disease. It also helps to eliminate rough areas where bacteria can easily accumulate.

Depending on the extent of gum disease and the number of areas affected, deep cleaning may be done in one visit or divided into multiple appointments.

Periodontal Maintenance

Periodontal maintenance is a part of treatment aimed at managing and controlling the progression of periodontal disease after initial therapy, such as scaling and root planing (deep cleaning). At Neville Dental Studio, we recommend Periodontal Maintenance visits for patients with a history of gum disease to prevent its recurrence and maintain oral health.

During periodontal maintenance visits, our dental professional will:

  • Conduct a thorough examination of the gums, checking for signs of inflammation, bleeding, or other indications of gum disease.
  • Perform professional dental cleaning, which involves removing plaque and tartar buildup above and below the gumline.
  • Assess the depth of periodontal pockets (spaces between the gums and teeth) to monitor any changes.
  • Provide personalized oral hygiene instructions and recommendations for at-home care, including proper brushing and flossing techniques.
  • Consider additional treatments or interventions if necessary to manage the condition effectively.

Consistent periodontal maintenance is crucial in controlling gum disease, preventing its progression, and preserving oral health by minimizing the risk of tooth loss and maintaining the overall integrity of the gums and supporting structures. It plays a significant role in helping our patients manage and control periodontal disease over the long term.

Tailored Periodontal Treatment Plans

Understanding the significance of periodontal health, our team will design personalized periodontal treatment plans tailored to your unique needs. These plans encompass a range of strategies, including deep cleanings, antibiotic therapies, and customized maintenance schedules. By addressing gum diseases promptly and comprehensively, we strive to preserve your natural teeth, maintain gum health, and prevent potential complications associated with periodontal issues.

Compassionate Care for Optimal Oral Wellness

At Neville Dental Studio, we prioritize your comfort and satisfaction. Our skilled team combines expertise with cutting-edge technology to deliver exceptional services, including periodontal treatment and maintenance. Take the first step toward optimal gum health and contact us to schedule an appointment at our Bowling Green, Horse Cave, or Scottsville, KY offices. Let us help you achieve optimal oral wellness.

Halitosis Treatment

Bad breath can be an embarrassing condition, especially when it is severe. When brushing your teeth or using mouthwash does not help your bad breath, you may have oral health issues creating a bad odor. At Neville Dental Studio, we provide diagnosis and halitosis treatment at our dental centers in Horse Cave, Scottsville and Bowling Green, KY.

Bacteria are often the source of bad breath. Bacteria are always found within the mouth, but certain bacteria-caused conditions can create bad odors. Halitosis or chronic bad breath is often due to dental issues. When bacteria flourish and feed inside the mouth, they can cause the following conditions that may result in bad odors:

  • Gum or periodontal disease
  • Tooth decay
  • Tooth infections
  • Abscesses

When there is a bacteria condition, simply brushing or flossing your teeth will not stop the halitosis. You need to see an experienced dentist to determine the cause of your bad breath.

Relief from Bad Breath

The first step for addressing halitosis is seeing your dentist for a checkup and cleaning. The cleaning can remove any plaque and tartar that may be contributing to your bad breath, and we can examine your gums for signs of gum disease. If your gums are healthy, we can also check for tooth decay and infections that may be causing your halitosis. Our dentist can uncover any possible oral health issues that could be causing your halitosis. We can often complete the treatment needed the same day you come in at our modern dental centers.

Halitosis treatment depends on what is causing the odor. If there is not a dental concern causing bad breath, we can recommend techniques and products to help control halitosis. There are also some internal health conditions that may result in bad breath odor, which can be investigated by your primary care doctor.

If you have halitosis and want relief, come see us at Neville Dental Studio. Dental problems are the most common reason for bad breath. Call our dental clinic in Scottsville, Bowling Green or Horse Cave, KY, to schedule a cleaning and checkup. We accept most forms of dental insurance and we have financing available.

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Neville Dental Studio


155 Olde Towne Blvd
Bowling Green KY 42103


(270) 812-3300

Opening Hours

Mon – Thurs: 7am – 4pm
Fri: 7am – 12pm
Sat – Sun: Closed
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Neville Family Dentistry


311 S Dixie St
Horse Cave KY 42749


(270) 232-2206

Opening Hours

Mon-Thu: 8:30 AM – 5PM
Fri: 8:30 AM – 12PM
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Neville Dental Studio at Scottsville


306 North Court Street
Scottsville KY 42164


(270) 588-8901

Opening Hours

Mon – Thurs: 8am – 5pm
Fri – Sun: Closed
Map & Directions