Keeping your gums healthy is as important as looking after your teeth. To help protect you from tooth loss, the most important thing you can do is take good care of your gums, and we are here to help. To help prevent periodontal (gum) disease, Eyvazi Dental offers three treatments which address different levels of tooth care needs.
Light Scaling (for people with Gingivitis)
To help prevent gingivitis and control tartar, it is important to brush and floss on a daily basis; however, it may not be enough, and it is recommended that patients have their teeth cleaned by a professional.
Gingivitis is the most common issue which patients face, and is the early stage of gum disease. Gingivitis can be addressed with light scaling at the dentist’s office and daily brushing and flossing at home. This requires the help of a dental professional in order to prevent the gingivitis from advancing into periodontitis.
Deep Cleaning – Scaling and Root Planing
If gingivitis has advanced enough that it no longer can be addressed through light scaling, then the best option for treating the advancement of the gum disease is through a deep cleaning (scaling and root planing). Depending on how severe the build-up is, it may be necessary to use local anesthetic. This treatment is designed to help situations where gum tissue has started to pull away from teeth, or if there is tartar build-up on the root of one or more teeth. If this preventable silent disease is left untreated, it will lead to significant bone loss which, in time, will result in loss of teeth.
Regular periodontal maintenance (tooth cleaning) can help remove tartar, improve the aesthetics of your smile, and even help avoid bad breath. The thorough cleaning provided by periodontal maintenance helps keep the entire surface of your teeth clean, down to the part where tooth enters the bone. On a regular basis, this is performed after deep cleaning to help maintain the health of the gum tissues around teeth. Depending on each patient’s individual need, periodontal treatments may need to be performed up to three to four times a year.