Do not use an “at-home” dental pick to attempt to remove tartar yourself. Your hygienist has the training to not damage your enamel or gum tissue.
When we’re allowed to perform non-emergency procedures and when we deem it safe for you to come in for a cleaning, we will let you know. Our hygienists will be able to deal with your tartar.
What if I’m seeing bleeding when I brush or floss?
You may be brushing too hard. Try using an extra soft toothbrush or electric toothbrush with a pressure sensor. Floss gently every single day.
My gums are swollen and sore. Do I have a dental emergency?
The CDC’s guidelines to the dental community would consider it an emergency if pain is keeping you up at night, or if you’ve suffered a traumatic injury that made your tooth/teeth fall out. If you’re not sure, give us a call.
It’s not as bad as these symptoms. Is there anything I can do to relieve my discomfort until I can come in for a cleaning?