Periodontal cleanings are an effective procedure in keeping the oral cavity in proper health and halting the progression of gum disease.
Periodontal maintenance is a cleaning treatment performed to thoroughly clean the teeth and gums. Periodontal cleanings are an important dental treatment for stopping the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease.
The benefits include:
- Plaque removal. Tartar (also referred to as calculus) and plaque buildup, both above and below the gum line, can result in serious periodontal problems. Unfortunately, even with a proper home brushing and flossing routine, it can be impossible to remove all debris, bacteria and deposits from gum pockets. The experienced eye of a dentist or hygienist using specialized dental equipment is necessary to catch potentially damaging buildup.
- A healthier looking smile. Stained and yellowed teeth can dramatically decrease the esthetics of a smile. Prophylaxis is an effective treatment in ridding the teeth of these unsightly stains.
- Fresher breath. Bad breath (or halitosis) is generally indicative of advancing periodontal disease. A combination of rotting food particles (possibly below the gum line) and potential gangrene stemming from gum infection, results in bad breath. The routine removal of plaque, calculus and bacteria at our facility can noticeably improve halitosis and reduce infection.
Periodontal cleanings are normally performed at our office twice yearly following active periodontal treatment. Your investment in your mouth is important to our office, and these cleanings are valuable in detecting problems or concerns at early onset. We recommend that you return to your general dentist for prophylaxis twice annually between periodontal cleanings. Alternating cleanings should be completed every 3-4 months for periodontitis sufferers. It should be noted that gum disease cannot be completely reversed, but periodontal cleanings are one of the tools Steel City Implants & Periodontics can use to effectively halt its progression.