Brushing and flossing your teeth everyday is the best way to maintain your teeth. However, merely brushing and flossing everyday will not prevent tooth decay or gum disease. Visiting your dentist office every six months for an exam and dental cleaning, is the only way to guarantee optimal oral health and overall well being.
After a thorough cleaning, your teeth will feel smooth and squeaky-clean, and they will probably look a lot brighter too. But professional teeth cleanings aren't done for looks alone. In-office dental cleanings are done by professional hygienists with dental tools specifically made for removing plaque from your teeth. Plaque greatly accelerates the decaying process and cause inflammation of the gums, which can lead to infections, periodontal disease, and later on health problems.
Maintaing a healthy habit of visiting you dentist here in El Paso, every 6 months ensures that your keeping your oral health in check. Our friendly, professional staff of specialists will guide you through the process of receiving an exam, x-rays, cleanings, and any other dental treatments you may need. We are here to help you though every aspect the process of gaining oral health with state of the art dental equipment and the latest in dental technology.
There are two types of teeth cleanings we perform here at Dyer Dental Care. Regular teeth cleaning and Deep cleaning which entails Scaling and Root Planing.
Ṣcaling & Root Planing
Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection of the gums that can spread to adjacent teeth. Because it can spread to the bloodstream, periodontitis can have a cascading effect throughout the body. Heart disease, diabetes, and stroke are some of the most common health conditions associated with untreated periodontal disease.
During this process, the tooth is cleaned down to the roots. A local anesthetic may be used in order to minimize any pain or discomfort you may feel. An ultrasonic tool is used to scrape the deposits off of your teeth. If your gum disease is less severe, a standard scraping tool may be used in order to lessen discomfort. The doctor may also place fibers that contain antibiotics between your teeth and gums in order to kill bacteria and speed up the healing process. If fibers are necessary in order to give you completely clean teeth, they will typically be removed about a week after the procedure is done.
Come in today, call 915-566-9415, or fill out the form on this page to begin the road to full oral health. Your well being and comfort is our greatest concern at Dyer Dental Care, and we aim to provide you with the best care your smile deserves.