Regular Cleanings and Ultrasonic Scaling & Root Planing
Even if you take excellent care of your teeth and gums, your dental hygiene products at home can only clean them so well. Over time, leftover spots of plaque can calcify into tartar, which requires professional dental cleaning to remove. Tartar left in place can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
In general, you should schedule a dental cleaning and exam at least once every six months, though patients who are at high risk of dental issues may require more frequent visits. If you exhibit signs of gingivitis or gum disease, Dr. Newton can recommend periodontal cleaning, or scaling and root planing, to clean away the bacteria-rich plaque underneath your gums.
Ultrasonic Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling and root planing involves removing plaque and tartar from the surfaces of your teeth roots, which rest underneath your gum tissues. The procedure is slightly more complex than a regular cleaning, and can therefore take more than one visit to complete comfortably.
For further comfort, quicker treatment, and more comprehensive results, Dr. Newton utilizes ultrasonic technology to perform scaling. Ultrasonic scaling minimizes the amount of work it takes to clean your teeth roots, and doesn’t harm the soft tissues around them.
Schedule a Cleaning Today
Dental and periodontal cleanings are vital to maintaining the healthy, disease-free smile that you deserve. To schedule your next appointment, call Celina Family Dentistry at (214) 851-0130. Located in Celina, TX, we also serve patients of all ages from Prosper, McKinney, Frisco, Anna, Pilot Point, and the surrounding communities.