Regular Cleanings Can Prevent Future Problems
If you want the very best oral health you can have, then making sure to have regular cleanings is a must. Regular brushing and flossing are very helpful when it comes to removing plaque from your teeth. However, it cannot totally prevent the build-up of plaque and tartar on the teeth.
Plaque and tartar buildup can progress underneath the gums and result in gum disease which can loosen your teeth and cause them to fall out prematurely. A professional cleaning in our office will remove the build of plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums. Our hygienist specializes in the most recent treatment procedures for cleaning your teeth and soft tissues.
What Happens When You Leave Plaque and Tartar Unchecked?
The tartar deposits can cause swollen gums, bleeding on tooth brushing, pain and discomfort during eating, chewing and biting foods. In addition to these problems, these can leave behind a yellowish and unsightly appearance of your teeth as you intake tea, coffee, colored drinks which adhere to the rough tooth surfaces covered with dental plaque and tartar. Some people lose self-confidence when their teeth become stained. A professional cleaning of your teeth with the help of scaling and polishing procedures can prevent you from shying off from social gatherings and can boost your confidence in your workplace.
What’s Involved In A Cleaning and Does It Hurt?
The cleaning is very simple and pain-free. We will first evaluate your oral health by taking a complete history and performing a comprehensive visual examination. Your bone around the teeth can be assessed with the help of good quality digital x-rays. We have digital x-rays available which are extremely safe and can allow us to see problems before they become big ones. Topical soft tissue anesthesia will be applied followed by simple local anesthetics for painless cleaning of deep areas below the gums. Ultrasonic state of the art scaling tips will be used for complete dislodgment of tartar deposits from teeth surfaces. Special curettes can be used for root cleanings.
Normally the whole procedure is completed in a single visit. However, advanced gum disease may require multiple visits and administration of certain medicines during this time period. Your teeth will be assessed as a whole for other dental abnormalities and guided as required. Antibacterial mouth rinses will be recommended in addition to education regarding proper tooth brushing techniques. If you have yellowish, unsightly teeth which bleed on tooth brushing or biting on an apple, then call us today at 214-547-1010.