Regular dental cleanings and gum care are crucial for several reasons. They help remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria from the teeth and gums, preventing tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath. Additionally, professional cleanings allow our dental team to monitor your oral health and detect any early signs of dental issues, ensuring timely intervention and treatment.
Dental Examination: Our dental professionals will perform a comprehensive examination of your teeth, gums, and overall oral health. This may include X-rays to assess the underlying structures and identify any potential issues.
Scaling: Plaque and tartar buildup will be carefully removed from the surfaces of your teeth and along the gumline using specialized dental tools. This process is known as scaling.
Root Planing: If gum disease is present, root planing may be performed. It involves smoothing the tooth roots to remove bacteria and provide a clean surface for the gums to reattach.
Gum Evaluation: The health of your gums will be evaluated, and measurements may be taken to assess the depth of periodontal pockets. This helps determine the severity of gum disease and guides appropriate treatment.
Antibacterial Rinse: An antibacterial rinse may be used to eliminate any remaining bacteria and promote gum health.
Oral Hygiene Instruction: Our dental professionals will provide personalized oral hygiene instructions, including proper brushing and flossing techniques, to help you maintain optimal oral health at home.