Have you ever wondered why visiting the dentist every six months for a dental checkup is so important? Because dentist professionals have specialized training and access to professional-grade dental instruments, they’re the only ones who can thoroughly clean your teeth and remove 100 percent of the harmful bacteria and plaque that choose to make their home in your mouth.
Even with the most diligent brushing and flossing each day, you still can’t clean your mouth without a little help from your Phoenix dentist. And because tartar and germs on and between your teeth will build up over time, it sometimes takes a special periodontal cleaning to get the job done.
Periodontal Cleanings vs. Regular Teeth Cleanings
While every patient should see their dentist twice a year for standard teeth cleaning, sometimes patients need something more powerful to keep their mouths healthy and tartar-free.
Your dentist will recommend regular dental cleanings in Phoenix, AZ regardless of the state of your oral health, but if we diagnose you with gum disease (even in the early stages), we’ll also recommend periodontal cleanings. These cleanings are deeper, more involved, and take longer than standard six-month teeth cleanings.
Your Phoenix dentist and dental hygienist will deep clean your teeth during a periodontal maintenance cleaning by removing bacteria and tartar from between your teeth, moving down the length of each tooth in a way that’s much more thorough than in a traditional dental visit.
Your treatment team will measure the “pockets” of separation between your gums and each tooth, potentially irrigating the area with antibacterial rinses. Because we have to work around sensitive areas of your mouth and clean deep beneath the surface in a periodontal cleaning, we will numb your mouth before we begin working so that the treatment isn’t painful.
Schedule Gum Treatment in Phoenix, AZ
If your dentist diagnoses you with gum disease, it’s crucial to get the right treatment quickly. If our dentist in Phoenix can catch periodontal disease in its early stages, we can usually reverse the process and restore your gums to health.
To schedule your family’s next dental cleanings in Phoenix, AZ, give us a call today at (602) 843-6000.