A traditional teeth cleaning performed during a dental exam will remove plaque and tartar found on the surfaces of teeth above the gumline. For patients in good health, this can be all the preventive care required at this appointment. However, patients affected by gingivitis benefit from a more advanced form of care. Our practice provides a form of deep cleaning that uses an advanced ultrasonic tool to remove bacteria from the roots of teeth to reverse gingivitis and resolve the threat to your periodontal health!
When bacteria gather at the bases of your teeth, microbes can make their way under your gums and to the roots. That accumulation causes gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease, to develop. We can identify the symptoms of this infection during a routine dental exam and cleaning. There are also warning signs that you can take note of on your own. They include:
- Problems with bleeding whenever you brush and floss
- More frequent issues with bad breath
- Gums that appear discolored or swollen
- Gum recession
Through ultrasonic scaling, we are able to remove the bacteria that are accumulating on your roots. Accessing spaces under your gums and working with naturally sensitive teeth roots can be uncomfortable. With the ultrasonic tool, we make work in these areas more comfortable by using sound waves to break apart tartar buildup. By clearing away these harmful microbes, we give periodontal tissues the opportunity to return to good health. If the problem has already progressed to the point of requiring additional services, we can talk to you about subsequent periodontal treatment.
Through ultrasonic scaling, our practice makes treatment for gingivitis more comfortable. We can discuss the need for this service or any further periodontal care during your next appointment; we can also meet with you if you have ongoing concerns about the health of your gums. For more information on ultrasonic scaling, call our Londonderry, NH dental practice at 603-965-3407.