Not everyone has heard of periodontal cleanings, and if you haven’t then it probably means that you have been fortunate enough to not have experienced the effects of advanced gum disease. Here at the dental practice of Benjamin W. Stark, DMD, we are pleased to offer dental cleanings as outstanding preventive care, and periodontal ones that restore oral wellness.
The goal of both types of cleanings is similar if not exact: to remove bacterial material so that you do not suffer the consequences of them. Dental cleanings should be done every six months from early childhood on. There are two reasons why they are so important. First is that they eliminate tartar buildup, which is itself the result of dental plaque hardening and turning crusty. In that form, it is not possible for your toothbrush and dental floss to have any appreciable effect. Our Flagstaff best dentist is able to remove tartar, though. And the second reason is that a dental cleaning reverses the signs of gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease. This generally means irritation and redness. You may require a periodontal cleaning from our Flagstaff best dentist because you have put off getting a dental cleaning and gum disease has progressed to the later stage of periodontitis, bringing with it inflammation and symptoms that might include bleeding when brushing your teeth, consistently bad breath, and receding gums. It is only with a periodontal cleaning that you can avoid infection, loss of gum and bone tissue, and loose teeth. Even if you’ve been getting regular dental cleanings, more rapid progression of gum disease can occur if you have diabetes, heart disease, or other underlying conditions or circumstances.
Please contact us now to arrange a time to come in and see our Flagstaff best dentist for a cleaning, either dental or periodontal.