If you are experiencing gum disease or have been diagnosed with periodontitis, our skilled team is here to help restore your gum health and improve your overall oral well-being.
It is a preventive dental procedure performed by dental hygienists or dentists to maintain optimal oral health. It is a routine treatment recommended for individuals of all ages to prevent dental problems and maintain a healthy smile. The process typically involves the following steps: Assessment, Plaque and tartar removal, Tooth polishing and flossing. Dental prophylaxis is usually recommended every six months, but the frequency may vary depending on an individual’s oral health needs and risk factors.
It is a preliminary and essential procedure performed to remove heavy accumulations of plaque, tartar, and debris from the teeth and gums before a comprehensive dental examination or more detailed cleaning can take place. Gross debridement is particularly beneficial for patients who haven’t visited the dentist for a long time or those with severe plaque and tartar buildup.
By removing the bulk of the deposits during this initial step, it allows for better visibility during a comprehensive examination and aids in the formulation of a more precise treatment plan. It’s important to note that gross debridement is not a substitute for a complete dental cleaning.
After this procedure, patients will typically be scheduled for a follow-up appointment to undergo a comprehensive dental cleaning (dental prophylaxis), which involves scaling, polishing, and other treatments to maintain optimal oral health.
Scaling and root planing It focuses on smoothening the surfaces of the tooth roots, eliminating rough areas and bacterial toxins that contribute to gum disease. By meticulously smoothening the root surfaces, we aim to facilitate gum reattachment, reduce inflammation, and prevent future plaque and tartar buildup.
Scaling and root planing provide several significant benefits for individuals with gum disease:
During the scaling and root planing procedure, our dental team will ensure your comfort throughout the process. We may administer a local anesthetic to numb the area and minimize any potential discomfort. Depending on the extent of your gum disease and your individual needs, the procedure may be completed in one or multiple visits.
Following scaling and root planing, it’s crucial to maintain good oral hygiene practices to support the healing process and prevent gum disease recurrence. Our dental team will provide you with detailed instructions on how to take care of your gums, including proper brushing and flossing techniques, as well as recommendations for any additional at-home oral care products.
Regular dental checkups and checkups are essential to monitor the health of your gums and ensure optimal oral health. Our team will schedule follow-up appointments to evaluate your progress, address any concerns and provide any ongoing care as needed. Contact our practice as needed today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a healthier smile.