Dentist Sandy Springs: Scaling and Root Planing

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Beautiful smile needs a little help from a professional.

If you are lacks in taking care of your oral health you’re going to end up with one of two results, periodontal disease or lost teeth.  The former won’t go away by itself.  The later just falls out.  Your line of defense is prevention – good routine home care and seeing your dentist at least twice a year.  Regular dental checkups and cleanings are essential to preventing periodontal diseases.  And when you don’t engage in good oral health practices the likelihood of disease increases.

In some cases, even with these practices, a certain percentage of patients experience some form of periodontal disease that must be treated.  Depending on the extent of the disease, your dentist may recommend the more aggressive treatment of scaling and root planing.  Scaling is used to remove plaque and tartar beneath the gumline and the root surfaces are planed to allow the gum tissue to heal and reattach to the tooth.

Preventing and treating the disease in the early stages are the best approach to keeping your smile healthy.   We’re a multi-specialty practice that can help you and your family maintain the proper oral health.  We specialize in the right smile.  So call now and get your oral health in order.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta, GA 30328


Dentist Sandy Springs: Prevention of Periodontal Disease

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A health smile needs professional attention, too.

During your checkup, we examine your gums for periodontal problems.  A probe is used to detect ‘pockets’ between the gums and the teeth.  The normal space or depth between teeth and gums should not exceed 3 millimeters.  If gum disease is diagnosed, we offer in-house treatment or referral to a periodontist, which is a dentist who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of periodontal diseases.

Your treatment depends on how far the condition has progressed.  The earliest stage of the disease is gingivitis, which is reversible if treated.  The more advanced stage is periodontitis, which may require more aggressive treatment to prevent tooth loss.  If left untreated, the affected teeth frequently become loose and may fall out or require removal.

When periodontal disease is first diagnosed, one of our recommended treatments is scaling and root planing.  Depending on the extent of the disease, treatment may require one or more visits.  Periodontal disease will not go away by itself.  Preventing and treating the disease through good oral healthcare in the early stages are the best way to keep your smile healthy.

We are a multi-specialty practice with in-house and referral treatment of periodontal disease.  If we can be of assistance, please feel free to give us a call.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta, GA 30328


Choosing an Implant Dentist – Sandy Springs

Dental implants preserve bone and improve your smile.

It’s important to choose the right dentist to quarterback the implant procedure.

Our dental implant expert has post graduate education specific to dental implants. This means she has 300 or more hours of postdoctoral or continuing education related to implant dentistry.

Our dental implant expert is experienced. Dental implants are not “one size fits all.”  They are complex, sophisticated dental devices, and you should expect our dental implant expert to have one or more years of experience in the practice of implant dentistry.

Working in tandem with our resident prosthodontist, you can trust our implant dentist to give you the beautiful smile you deserve! Contact us for your complimentary consult to see if you are a good candidate for dental implants.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta, GA 30328



Clear Correct vs Invisalign | Dentist Sandy Springs

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Clear orthodontic aligners

When a patient comes into our Sandy Springs and Chamblee office they are paying for a service.  Your orthodontist is going to give you the result while utilizing the tools necessary to get that result.   Whether we give you the result with a clear tray from company A or B, it shouldn’t matter, because both companies[1] make trays that exert a force on the tooth to get it to the desired position.

I like the fact that Clear Correct manufactures their aligners right here in the United States, not offshore like Invisalign.  Does Invisalign have more fancy bells and whistles for the provider…yes.  But those bells and whistles don’t translate into a benefit we can pass along to the patient other than price.

What Invisalign and ClearCorrect Have in Common:

  • Both are virtually invisible, so no one has to know that you’re wearing braces. They are made of a clear plastic.
  • Both can easily be removed and cleaned.
  • Both are custom fit to a patient’s teeth.
  • Both are non-invasive.
  • Both can be used by patients who are allergic to metal.
  • Both must be worn nearly all day (they are removed while eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing).
  • Both adjust the teeth in very small increments over a specified period of time (for example, 2-4 weeks), you will move on to the next phase of treatment and receive a new aligner.
  • For both, the length of treatment will depend on the current position of your teeth and how far you hope to move them. We will determine the length of treatment.

Here are a few reasons why I prefer ClearCorrect:


1)  charges the doctor and ultimately the patient for the final retainer at the end, which could cost the patient on average about $800 additional.
2) charges for extra steps if the patient is not completely happy at the end of treatment.
3) Prices are usually higher per case.

With ClearCorrect:

  • the retainer at the end is free.
  • if patient is not completely satisfied at the end, additional steps are usually free for full cases.
  • prices are usually less.
  • In my opinion, the clear aligners seem thinner and clearer than Invisalign’s.  This makes them even less noticeable than Invisalign.

The brand of the plastic aligners has no bearing on how your teeth will move, and how your bite will feel and look at the end of treatment.  More important, the success of treatment lies with how well we understand clear aligners and how well we can deliver your desired outcome.  As always, start with our full check-up and periodontal exam and make sure your bite, gums and teeth are healthy for orthodontic treatment.  Feel free to contact us for an exploratory consultation.

Hanna Orland, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta, GA 30328



3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341


[1] ClearCorrect vs. Invisalign