Gingivitis and periodontitis often occur without a patient experiencing any symptoms. Good oral hygiene and regular dental cleanings reduce the amount of bacterial plaque on teeth and help maintain healthy gums.
An important part of maintaining good oral health is having your teeth cleaned regularly. Most people require a cleaning every six months. Our hygienists are specialized in keeping your mouth healthy. At cleaning visits special instruments are used to clean off plaque and calculus, which build up over time. During the visit your dentist will also perform an exam to ensure good oral health is being maintained.
Periodontitis is a set of inflammatory diseases that affects the tissues which support teeth. When someone develops periodontitis there is progressive loss of the alveolar bone, which surrounds the teeth. If left untreated the affected teeth can become lose and eventually lost. Treatment initially involves deep cleanings (or scaling and debridement) to remove the plaque and calculus that has built up over time. Additional procedures or agents may be necessary to re-establish oral health.Request an Appointment Online