Cleanings & Periodontal Therapy
Good oral hygiene not only keeps your smile looking fresh and attractive, but is also essential to your overall health. Poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems including: gum disease, infection, heart disease, stroke, and even diabetes. That's why dentists recommend professional dental cleanings twice a year. A professional tooth cleaning includes the removal of dental plaque and tartar in order to prevent cavities and periodontal disease. Gingivitis is a common but mild form of periodontal disease (gum disease) that causes irritation, redness, swelling, and inflammation of the gums. Because gingivitis can be mild, you may not be aware that you have the condition. But it's still important to take gingivitis seriously and treat it promptly because untreated gingivitis can lead to periodontitis and eventual tooth loss. Williamsburg Dental treats and restores the health of teeth and gums with gentle but effective cleaning and periodontal therapy. For the reliable oral health care you deserve, make an appointment with the experienced family dentists of Williamsburg Dental today.
Why Choose Williamsburg Dental For Your Professional Teeth Cleaning?
Professional dental cleaning is a routine procedure that is rarely uncomfortable and typically takes just 30 to 45 minutes to complete. At our practice, we specialize in and frequently perform a variety of dental cleaning procedures, from periodontal scaling and whitening, to teeth polishing and fluoride treatments. When you choose Williamsburg Dental for your teeth cleaning appointment, you can rest assured that your procedure will be performed by a skilled and experienced dental hygiene professional.
What is Periodontal Therapy?
Periodontal therapy starts with the scaling, root planing, and careful cleaning of your root surfaces to remove plaque and tarter from deep inside your periodontal pockets, and remove bacterial toxins from your tooth root. Scaling and root planing maintenance therapy is essential to maintaining your tooth and gum health.
When Do You Need Periodontal Therapy?
Healthy gums are firm and pale pink in color. If your gums are puffy, red, bleed easily, or show any of the following signs of gum disease, you should make an immediate periodontal therapy appointment:
- Swollen gums
- Bright red or purplish gums
- Tender or sensitive gums
- Receding gum line
- Gaps or spaces developing between your teeth
- Pus between teeth and gums
- Persistent bad breath
- Constant bad taste in the mouth
- Loosened or wiggly teeth
- A change in your bite
South Lincoln Periodontal Therapy and Teeth Cleaning Appointments
When it comes to maintaining good oral health, prevention is key. Be proactive with your dental health and make an appointment with the highly qualified dentists and dental hygiene professionals of Williamsburg Dental today. Williamsburg Dental can help you effectively protect your teeth from decay and gum disease. Williamsburg Dental proudly serves families daily throughout South Lincoln, NE, Hickman, Crete, and the surrounding communities.