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Periodontal Therapy and Dental Hygiene

Regular dental cleanings and periodic oral exams are important in the prevention of gum disease, tooth decay and other oral disorders. In addition to brushing and flossing thoroughly everyday, it is recommended to have a professional dental cleaning done every six months. Routine cleanings removes stains and tartar, preventing gum disease and helps in maintaining an optimum oral health. Any external deposits on the teeth like the tartar or stains are removed with the help of ultrasonic machines and a sodacarbonate airflow spray. The ultrasonic machines use sound waves to loosen the hard deposits without causing any harm to the tooth. The teeth are polished following a thorough cleaning to make it difficult for plaque to adhere.

Periodontal disease or gum disease is primarily caused by bacterial plaque, Gum disease is usually painless and can go undetected until it is too late. The initial symptoms are bleeding gums and bad breath. We perform periodontal therapy on patients diagnosed with early periodontal disease. This is performed by removing deep tartar by a procedure called as scaling and root planning. Periodic maintenance appointments are scheduled until optimum periodontal health is achieved. We also educate our patients about home health care to enable them in achieving this optimum level.