Our Doctor is proud to assist patients in Wylie, TX and the surrounding communities with advanced gum treatment and cleanings. Advanced gum treatment and cleanings, also known as deep dental cleaning, is different than a traditional dental cleaning. A regular cleaning focuses on the surfaces of your teeth as well as between the teeth and above the gumline. Advanced gum treatment focuses on removing plaque and treating below the gumline.
According to the CDC, more than 64 million adults in the United States have some form of gum disease. When you receive an advanced gum treatment and cleaning, we scale away harmful plaque and tartar from your teeth and prevent them from sticking again by smoothing the roots. Scaling and root planing is a very effective treatment method for eliminating gum disease before it becomes severe. There are two steps involved: removing plaque and tartar from the tooth surface and cleaning the roots of the tooth to smooth the roots and remove bacterial toxins.
Our goal at Wylie Smiles is to remove all of the bacteria, plaque, and tartar in your mouth. By doing so, this immediately stops the process of gum disease. The doctor offers anesthetic and other comfort options, if this helps you feel more at ease during your treatment. We can split scaling and root planing treatments up throughout several appointments if you prefer.
Scaling and root planing can combine with other types of periodontal therapy, such as antibiotic treatment. Typically, scaling and root planing is enough to prevent periodontal disease from progressing further.
Most patients recover quickly from scaling and root planing. The doctor will prescribe an antibiotic for you to follow and may recommend an over-the-counter pain reliever. You may experience tenderness around the treatment area. Our friendly and educated staff provide aftercare instructions and guidance on continuing your regular oral hygiene routine.
The entire staff at Wylie Smiles are happy to answer any questions that you have before or after treatment. We want to give you a healthy smile that you can be proud of.
If you have any questions regarding an advanced gum treatment and cleaning, contact us today at (972) 442-6879. We look forward to speaking with you!