At Paroo Dental we make every effort to ensure that the care you receive is of the highest quality. It is also important for you to continue with this quality of care for your oral health at home. To do so, we will be more than happy to help you develop an oral hygiene routine that will keep your teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime.
A dental prophylaxis is a preventative dental procedure that is used to clean the teeth of a patient who has no signs of periodontal (gum) disease. A prophylaxis consists of lightly scaling any minor calculus or plaque buildup from your teeth. We then floss and polish your teeth before administering a fluoride treatment that is used to help strengthen and protect your enamel. A dental prophylaxis should be completed every 6 months to help prevent future periodontal disease, as well as to allow us to monitor and correct any changes in your dental health.
Scaling and Root Planing
- Gingivitis is a condition of the gums where plaque and bacteria accumulate below the gumline and cause inflammation and bleeding.
- When gingivitis is left untreated, the plaque that has built up below your gums can turn into calculus, or tartar. This hard build up traps more food and bacteria below your gums. The bacteria, in turn, release a toxin that causes the loss of bone which support your teeth. This condition is called Peiodontal disease and has different levels, however, they all need to be treated the same way. This treatment is called Scaling and Root Planing. With this treatment, your dental professional will gently numb your gums, and carefully remove all the hard build up that is adhering to the roots of your teeth. We will then prescribe a mouthwash that will help decrease the amount of bacteria in your mouth so your body can heal and repair itself naturally. Once you have had this periodontal procedure done, we recommend returning every 3 months for a periodontal maintenance cleaning where we re-evaluate your periodontal health and re-treat any areas that become a concern before you need more costly procedures to correct them.
Arestin is an antibiotic that your dental professional will place into the pocket between your tooth and gums. This antibiotic is yet another way to effectively reduce the number of bacteria that are causing your periodontal disease, and will help your body heal and recover faster.