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Periodontal Hygiene

At MSG Dental, we recognize the critical role that periodontal hygiene plays in maintaining a healthy smile and overall well-being. Led by Dr. Sanchez, our experienced team is dedicated to providing comprehensive periodontal care tailored to your unique needs. Whether you’re seeking routine maintenance or treatment for gum disease, trust us to help you achieve optimal oral health.

Understanding Periodontal Hygiene: A Foundation for Healthy Gums

Periodontal hygiene focuses on preventing and treating gum disease, a common condition caused by bacterial infection and inflammation of the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. Without proper care, gum disease can lead to gum recession, tooth loss, and systemic health issues.

The Importance of Periodontal Hygiene:

  1. Routine Dental Cleanings: Regular dental cleanings are essential for removing plaque and tartar buildup from the teeth and gumline, reducing the risk of gum disease and maintaining healthy gums.

  2. Gum Disease Treatment: For patients with gum disease, we offer a range of treatment options, including scaling and root planing (deep cleaning), antibiotic therapy, and laser therapy, to restore gum health and prevent further damage.

  3. Maintenance Care: Following treatment, we’ll work with you to develop a personalized maintenance plan to prevent recurrence of gum disease and preserve your oral health long-term.

The Periodontal Hygiene Process: What to Expect

  1. Comprehensive Examination: Dr. Sanchez will perform a thorough assessment of your gums, measuring pocket depths and evaluating for signs of inflammation or infection.

  2. Professional Cleaning: Our skilled hygienists will remove plaque and tartar from above and below the gumline using specialized instruments, ensuring a thorough cleaning of the teeth and gums.

  3. Scaling and Root Planing: If gum disease is present, we may recommend scaling and root planing to remove bacteria and toxins from deep within the gum pockets and smooth the root surfaces to promote healing.

  4. Antibiotic Therapy: In some cases, antibiotic therapy may be prescribed to help eliminate bacteria and reduce inflammation in the gums.

  5. Ongoing Maintenance: Following treatment, regular follow-up visits are essential to monitor your gum health and ensure the effectiveness of treatment. Our team will provide guidance on proper oral hygiene techniques and lifestyle modifications to support optimal gum health.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
about Periodontal Hygiene

Common signs of gum disease include red, swollen gums, bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, receding gums, and loose or shifting teeth.

The frequency of periodontal hygiene appointments depends on the severity of your gum disease and your individual risk factors. Dr. Sanchez will recommend a personalized schedule based on your needs.

Yes, research has shown a link between gum disease and systemic health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory infections. Treating gum disease is essential for maintaining both oral and overall health.

Many dental insurance plans cover periodontal hygiene services as part of preventive care. Our team will work with you to maximize your insurance benefits and minimize out-of-pocket costs.

Schedule an Appointment Today!

Ready to take control of your gum health and achieve a smile that’s both beautiful and healthy? Schedule your periodontal hygiene appointment at MSG Dental today, and let our expert team guide you on the path to optimal oral wellness. Your journey to healthy gums starts here!

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