name` at clinic` is dedicated to guranteeing your smile will remain healthy enough to last a life time. Regular brushing, flossing and rinsing is imperative to maintaining your oral health. Plaque is colorless and must be removed daily with proper and consistent oral hygiene to prevent damage to your teeth and gums.
For mild cases of gingivitis, a professional dental cleaning at clinic` will allow you to gain control of the situation, reverse the damage, and better understand how the plaque and tartar has affected your teeth. You will need to continue proper and consistent oral hygiene at home to remove everyday plaque.
Plaque that has hardened into calculus or tartar can only be removed by a dental professional such as name` at clinic`.
To remove tartar both above and below the gumline, name` or a dental hygienist at clinic`, will use professional tools to clean your teeth and prevent further damage. This procedure is called 'scaling'.
If your gum disease is more severe, name` at clinic` may decide to perform a root planing procedure to smooth out any irregularities along to tooth roots to make it more difficult for plauqe to get a foothold.
name` may choose to prescribe an antimicrobial mouthwash such as Peridex to treat gingivitis. This will help to reduce the amount of bacteria in your mouth and will also help to treat the redness/swelling and bleeding of the gums when you brush and floss. Peridex is used like a regular mouthwash.
For more severe forms of gum disease, name` at clinic` may choose to place antisecptics or antibiotics inside the gum pockets to control and reduce the size of the periodontal pockets. Depending on the severity of your gum disease, name` may recommend a professional dental cleaning about every 3 months as part of your periodontal treatment.
In the most severe form of gum disease, surgery may be required to remove tartar deposits in deep gum pockets or to surgically reduce the size of periodontal pockets in order to make it easier for both the patient and dental professional to keep the area free from bacteria.