Dental Cleaning - Scale & Polish
A professional dental cleaning or dental prophylaxis is a cleaning procedure that painlessly cleans all the teeth. Professional cleanings are an excellent way to help keep the teeth and the surrounding tissues in good health, and stop the progression of gum disease (gingivitis and periodontal disease).
Cleaning is recommended twice annually as a preventative measure, but should be performed every 3-4 months if you suffer from gum disease. Though periodontal disease cannot be completely reversed, teeth cleanings are one of the tools your dentist can use that effectively halts its destructive progress.
Apart from an effective teeth cleaning there are several other treatments that may be used in order to help you to prevent gum disease and its associated complications.
Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral that can reduce cavities in children and adults, it can also help repair the early stages of tooth decay even before decay is visible. Topical fluoride treatment to is offered to patients that require it.
Hypersensitivity of exposed root surfaces can be easily and quickly treated by applying materials to these areas. This treatment blocks dentin tubules (tunnels that exist in the root surface) and decreases the activation of certain nerve ends.
Treatment of Gum infections
Periodontal disease is an infectious and inflammatory disease that destroys gum tissues and bone. Your preventative appointments include scaling (removing tartar and plaque from teeth), and root-planing (detoxifying the infected tooth surfaces as well as irrigation of the infected gum pockets with an antibacterial agent.
Oral Hygiene Instruction
Using computer software, intra-oral camera and a hands-on approach, we help to educate and train patients to control plaque levels in their mouths. We have the most current oral hygiene aids to customize the regimen for most patients, including powered toothbrushes, proxy brushes, floss, and Interdental brushes, etc.
Preventative Maintenance Appointments
Regular dental exams are intended to catch developing dental problems before they escalate and to prevent existing problems from getting worse. We do more than protect and care for your smile; we can also help to keep you healthy. Through the oral exam, we can see if there are any abnormalities in your mouth that may indicate health problems, such as diabetes or oral cancer.
Regular Teeth Cleaning
If you are a new patient, schedule your diagnosis and cleaning (if necessary). Get on the road to a beautiful and healthy smile. Let us show you our approach to dentistry as part of your total wellness. Call Lane Ends Dental Practice today to schedule a diagnostic consultation.