A periodontal cleaning is really just a deeper version of a dental cleaning, done for a specific purpose rather than as the routine maintenance that dental cleanings are responsible for. Our New Milford best dentist, Noam Kranz, DMD, wants you to know that cleanings are a big part of ensuring optimal oral wellness both now and in the future, and the benefits of them are undeniable.
Dental plaque is working every single day to erode your tooth enamel and to irritate your gums. It doesn’t always succeed in doing so, thankfully. This is largely the result of your own efforts at home to brush and floss, along with visits to see our New Milford best dentist on a twice-yearly basis for complete oral exams and dental cleanings. There are two main goals of getting a dental cleaning. The first is to eliminate any tartar that has accumulated. Tartar is a hardened form of dental plaque, and once it has formed there is no good way to remove it other than at our office. The second goal of our dental cleanings is to reverse any of the effects of early stage gum disease, commonly known as gingivitis. Periodontal cleanings are necessary if gum disease advances to the later stage of periodontitis, which is typically marked by inflammation and symptoms such as bleeding gums while brushing, receding gums, and persistent bad breath. Without the advantages of a periodontal cleaning, you could end up losing gum and bone tissue, and your teeth might become loose. Using hand scraping or ultrasonic tools, or both, our New Milford best dentist gets down to your roots to remove bacterial matter and restore your gum health.
Schedule an appointment with our office for a cleaning. Why not contact us now? Keeping your teeth and gums free of plaque and tartar is the basis of outstanding preventive care.