At our dental practice, patients can receive both dental cleanings and periodontal cleanings. These cleanings perform two different functions, and are recommended for our patients for different reasons. At our dental practice, Roger Curtiss, DDS, patients can receive a regular teeth cleaning 11768 or a periodontal scaling and root planing treatment.
When you come to our dental practice, you will be seen by our top-notch dentist, Dr. Roger D. Curtiss. As part of your regular dental exam, our dentist will assess the health of your teeth and gums. It is recommended that all patients have a regular dental cleaning on a biannual basis to help keep their teeth and gums healthy. During a regular teeth cleaning 11768, all plaque and tartar is removed from on the teeth, from between the teeth, and from just below the gum line. Regular dental cleanings are used to make sure that teeth and gums remain healthy, and are recommended for just about all patients. If our dentist sees that you are developing gingivitis, an inflammation of the gums, he will most likely recommend that you have several regular dental cleanings over the coming months to help your gums return to good health, and to help your teeth stay cavity-free. If deep pockets have formed between your teeth and gums, you will need to have a periodontal scaling and root planing treatment. During this treatment, all tartar, plaque, bacteria, and food debris will be removed from the deep pockets that have formed between the teeth and gums. At this point, you will actually have gum disease, and the periodontal scaling and root planing treatment should be effective in helping your gums to recover. The roots will also be planed, making it more difficult for any of these harmful substances in your mouth to cause dental health problems. A scaling and root planing treatment is often referred to as a deep cleaning of the gums.
For an appointment to come into our dental practice for a teeth cleaning 11768, contact us today.