It may be surprising for some people to learn, but professional teeth cleaning and the need for periodontal treatment often go hand in hand. You see, without adhering to a regular twice-a-year professional teeth cleaning schedule, chances are drastically increased that a patient will need periodontal treatment for the damage to their gums that could have been prevented during a professional teeth cleaning.
A lot of patients believe that brushing and flossing their teeth twice a day and using a good oral rinse is all they need to do to maintain their oral health. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Even with the most diligent at-home oral care routine, you are unable to protect your teeth from the harmful build-up of bacteria and plaque that accumulates over time. It’s only through the use of professional-grade equipment such as the Prophy Jet and Cavitron Ultrasonic Scaling systems used at Strickland Family Dentistry that can keep the perils of gum disease at bay.
By adhering to a regular teeth cleaning schedule, Dr. Strickland’s office will be able to detect and treat any potential problems before they become big ones. After all, it’s so much easier to treat a small cavity with a tooth-colored filling than to have to remove a severely-decayed tooth and replace it with a dental implant.
If you’ve noticed any one or more of the following symptoms, the chances are increased that you are experiencing gum disease and it’s time to seek periodontal treatment:
Gum disease, if left untreated, can lead to bone loss or other health concerns such as heart disease. As with other forms of dental care, the earlier the condition is treated. the more positive the treatment outcome will be.
The professional and caring staff at Strickland Family Dentistry can provide gentle gum disease treatment for patients of all ages. We use ultrasonic scalers and localized antibiotic therapy to prevent bone loss and help you maintain your healthy smile for years to come.
The bottom line is that regularly scheduled professional cleanings save patients time and money in the long term. If it’s been more than six months since your last professional cleaning, make an appointment with our office today!