Cleaning is a word that, no matter what, is always associated with positive outcomes. And when it comes to your teeth and gums, that is definitely true. At Hoeg Dental Group, you can take advantage of both dental cleanings and periodontal cleanings. But what is the difference between them?
A dental cleaning is routine maintenance and you should have one done every six months under all circumstances. The primary goal of it is to remove built up tartar. When dental plaque grows on your teeth, it’s a film-like substance containing bacterial acids that decay your tooth enamel and irritate your gums. Any dental plaque that remains after you have performed your daily oral hygiene is going to harden and become crusty. That form of it is called tartar, and it takes a visit to our Wading River Best dentist to eliminate it. The other goal of our dental cleaning is to reverse the effects of early stage gum disease (gingivitis). That would be the irritation mentioned earlier, and possibly redness. Afterward, your gums return to their normal pink and vibrant shade. And with tartar eradicated, there will be less chance of future cavities and gum disease. Periodontal cleanings by our Wading River Best dentist are anything but routine. They are only put into action when gum disease is allowed to progress to the later stage of periodontitis. At that point, inflammation has set in, and infection will soon follow. It’s probable that you’re noticing your gums bleeding when you brush your teeth, receding gums, and maybe persistent bad breath. The goal of our periodontal cleaning is to dig down to the roots, down deep, to get out the plaque and tartar that have become embedded, thereby relieving the inflammation and preventing the loss of gum and bone tissue.
Schedule a cleaning with our office right now, and let our Wading River Best dentist keep your teeth and gums in an optimal state of wellness.