Premier Dental of New Albany is committed to delivering comprehensive dental care, which includes advanced periodontal therapy to address gum disease. Our team of seasoned dentists and hygienists use the latest techniques and equipment to ensure optimal outcomes for our patients.
Deep cleaning periodontal therapy, also known as scaling and root planing, is a non-invasive treatment for gum disease. Gum disease, or periodontal disease, results from the accumulation of plaque and tartar on the teeth and gums, leading to inflammation and eventual harm to the gums and bone supporting the teeth. Deep cleaning periodontal therapy involves the removal of plaque and tartar from beneath the gum line and the smoothing of tooth roots, lowering the risk of further infection and promoting the healing of gums and bone.
At Premier Dental of New Albany, we initiate the deep cleaning periodontal therapy process by conducting a thorough examination of the patient's teeth and gums. We may use x-rays and other imaging technologies to evaluate the extent of damage caused by gum disease. Based on our findings, we will create a personalized treatment plan for the patient.
During the deep cleaning procedure, our hygienist will use special instruments to eliminate the buildup of plaque and tartar from the tooth surface and beneath the gum line. We may also employ lasers to eradicate bacteria and reduce inflammation in the gums. Once the plaque and tartar have been removed, we will smooth the tooth roots to eliminate rough spots where bacteria can accumulate.
After the deep cleaning procedure, the patient may experience some discomfort and sensitivity. We may recommend pain relievers and antibiotics to manage any discomfort and prevent infection. Patients will also receive instructions on how to care for their teeth and gums at home to maintain good oral health and prevent the recurrence of gum disease.
Deep cleaning provides several benefits for patients with gum disease. By removing the buildup of plaque and tartar and smoothing the tooth roots, we can promote the healing of the gums and prevent further damage to the teeth and bone supporting them. Deep cleaning periodontal therapy can also help reduce the risk of other health problems associated with gum disease, such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
If you are experiencing symptoms of gum disease, such as red, swollen, or bleeding gums, bad breath, or loose teeth, please contact Premier Dental of New Albany today to schedule an appointment. Our team of experienced dental professionals can evaluate your condition and recommend the best treatment options to restore your oral health and prevent further damage. We are committed to providing the highest quality dental care to our patients in a comfortable and welcoming environment.
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