Prophylaxis involves a more intensive cleaning routine than regular dental cleanings. Even if you have perfect oral hygiene habits, it is impossible to protect the sections of your teeth that lie below the gum line. Prophylaxis removes the tartar and plaque that builds up below the gum line and in areas of your mouth that are difficult to reach.
Our dentist will scale your tooth and polish it to make it smoother and less likely to attract bacteria and other harmful deposits in the future. This helps prevent gum disease from worsening and begins the healing process to restore your oral health. Our dentist may also take the opportunity to check your mouth for any other problematic developments below the gum line, such as tooth decay.
If you have periodontal disease, you should receive deep dental cleanings on a regular basis to help prevent more severe damage from gum disease and bone loss in the future. Our dentist will evaluate your mouth to determine the severity of your periodontal disease and recommend a schedule of regular treatments to help keep your mouth free from gum disease.
We invite you to contact our office today to learn more about prophylaxis and schedule your appointment with our experienced dentist.