Soft Tissue Management

What is Soft Tissue Management?

Soft Tissue Management is an individualized plan to eliminate infection of the gums and root surfaces. An appropriate plan will be chosen by your dentist, hygienist and you. The hygienist will perform the treatments to help eliminate infection, make recommendations to help you more effectively clean your teeth daily and guide you through our efforts to achieve and maintain oral health.

What is Root Planing?

Root Planing is the treatment of the diseased root surface below the gumline. A routine prophy (cleaning) emphasizes cleaning the teeth above the gumline in a generally healthy mouth. Root Planing focuses on eliminating tartar and plaque below the gum and detoxifying the root surfaces where the disease occurs. Obtaining smooth roots and flushing out the pockets allows for healthy reattachment of the gums to the root surfaces.


What do we hope to accomplish with Soft Tissue Management?

  • Gums that do not bleed. Healthy gums do not bleed!
  • Fresher breath and taste
  • Gums that are not red, swollen, or tender
  • Knowing how to effectively maintain good oral hygiene
  • Reducing pocket depths
  • Control of Periodontal Disease

What do we need from YOU, the patient, to make this treatment a success?

  • Completion of the periodontal therapy prescribed by your dentist
  • Thoroughly cleaning all tooth surfaces two times a day
  • Flossing daily
  • Maintenance of regular recare visits

You don’t have to wait any longer to get the beautiful smile you always wanted. Modern dental techniques have put smile makeovers within your budget. We’ll work with you to design and build a dazzling new smile—one that will make you look and feel great!

Keeping your teeth healthy and functioning well—that’s the goal of all our preventive care services. We want you to have a Classic Smile for Life!

When you have a problem with your teeth, our goal is simple: we want to restore them so they look great and function well. You’ll smile, speak and chew naturally.  All our restorative procedures have aesthetic goals.  This is true even for back teeth.  We care about function but also how restoration looks.

We combine new technologies with old-fashioned service to make your experience in our dental office as pleasant and comfortable as possible.

Gum disease — also called periodontal disease — is a serious dental condition. If left untreated, it can destroy your bone and cause you to lose your teeth. Gum disease has also been linked to other serious health conditions such as diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. We’ll work with you to treat gum disease and show you how to take care of your teeth and gums to prevent future recurrences.

Jann C. Barber, DDS

3154 Collins Ferry Road
Morgantown, WV 26505
Phone: (304) 599-3736

We Accept Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and Care Credit.

Office Hours

Monday: 7:20 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 6:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday: 6:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: CLOSED

Appointment Policy

We don't charge for missed appointments but we do ask that you confirm your appointment by 1:30pm the day before. Responding to either the phone call, text message, or email will confirm your appointment. If your appointment is not Unconfirmed appointments will be cancelled.