There’s a reason we stress the importance of visiting the dentist every six months — and it’s not just that we love seeing your smile. It’s that we love seeing your healthy smile! When you let us check in on your teeth and gums regularly, we can remove plaque and tartar buildup to prevent gum disease and cavities. Attending a preventive visit at your dentist’s office every six months is the best thing you can do to avoid the need for costly, time consuming care later in life.
During a checkup and cleaning, our dental hygienists will thoroughly remove bacteria from your teeth and at the gum line. If you have any pockets between your teeth and gums, we will measure those to keep track of whether or not you need gum disease treatment to fight infection. And finally, we will take x-rays each year to get a deeper look at your smile.
Your gums make up half your smile, but if you’re like most people,you don’t think about your periodontal health as often as you think about your teeth. If you develop periodontal (gum) disease, you are likely to experience red, swollen, receding gums — unsightly issues that affect your oral and overall health. Over half the adult population has gum disease to some extent. Left untreated, the condition takes a significant toll on overall health in addition to causing persistent bad breath and eventual tooth loss.
Dr. Natalia provides gum disease treatment to kill infection and help you enjoy full smile health once again. With improved hygiene at home and scaling and root planing (also known as a deep cleaning) as needed, we fight periodontitis and decrease the chances of reinfection. When combined with scaling and root planing, antibiotic therapy applied directly to the infection provides additional help.