Professional Dental Cleanings
Professional dental cleanings are necessary to maintain good oral health. No matter how thoroughly you brush and floss, you cannot reach all of the areas of your teeth. Difficult-to-reach spots, such as just below your gum line and between your teeth, require the skills of a dental hygienist.
Our hygienists are gentle and highly skilled. They create partnerships with our patients in order to improve and maintain good oral health for a lifetime. By providing the best dental care and working with our patients on home care tips, our hygienists are a crucial part of our team and help us provide our patients with the best comprehensive dental care available.
Routine Professional Cleanings
If you maintain regular dental appointments and visit our Fort Myers dental office every six months, you may only need routine dental cleanings to maintain your oral health.
Routine cleanings include removing any plaque, tartar, and bacteria from the surfaces of your teeth. Each cleaning with your hygienist includes a professional polish of your teeth to remove any surface stains and restore shine.
When you combine regular dental cleanings with excellent home care, you can prevent many common dental conditions, such as decay and periodontal disease.
Periodontal Dental Cleanings
Periodontal (Gum) disease is an infection in your gums, and it can be caused by lack of professional dental care, poor home care habits, or certain medical conditions. Some of the symptoms associated with periodontal disease include sore gums, bleeding, sensitivity, recession, inflammation, and bad breath.
We diagnose periodontal disease by taking special measurements between your teeth and gums, and assessing the bone loss around your teeth on your x-rays. Your gums should fit snugly around your teeth, creating a tight seal. When you have gum disease, pockets can form and collect bacteria, which further worsens your infection.
If you experience any of these symptoms, call Alliance Dental and we can create a custom treatment plan that will improve your health and comfort. In its early stages, we can treat gum disease with specialized dental cleanings that gently remove tartar and bacteria from below your gum line, which promotes healing.
Until your gums heal completely, you might benefit from more frequent dental cleanings. Dr. Spaska Malaric will recommend a plan of action that will meet your health needs.
When left untreated, gum disease can cause tooth loss and complicate systemic health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory illnesses.
Arestin Antibiotic Treatment
When you have deep pocketing between your teeth and gums, Dr. Malaric may recommend a localized antibiotic treatment to promote healing. By placing antibiotic treatment directly at the infection site, we treat your condition at the core. In many cases, Arestin, combined with deep dental cleanings, may save a tooth that otherwise could require an extraction.
Call Us to Schedule Your Next Preventive Appointment
Is it time for your routine dental cleaning? Do you have some catching up to do when it comes to your oral health? Call us today at 239-939-2433 to schedule an exam. Even if you've missed a few routine appointments, we can help you get back on track without guilt or judgment. We focus on your health and wellness so you can have a comfortable, healthy smile for a lifetime!