Periodontal Deep Cleanings in Central Oklahoma City
Gum disease is a potentially dangerous infection that can lead to both significant pain and long-term health issues. At the practice of Dr. Ben Pinkston, we are committed to helping our patients achieve and maintain their oral health. We provide periodontal deep cleanings to help alleviate the effects of gum disease and regain the long term comfort and health of their smiles.
If you are experiencing advanced periodontal disease and are looking to achieve ideal oral health, contact Dr. Ben Pinkston today!
Periodontal Deep Cleanings
Minor periodontal infection, or gingivitis, can often be corrected when patients make positive changes in their personal hygiene habits, such as regular brushing and flossing, as well as routine hygiene appointments. If gum disease is not addressed, plaque eventually calcifies and becomes tartar, making it necessary to receive scaling and root planing. When care is not sought at this stage, an infection develops further and causes gums to recede from the teeth, eventually breaking down healthy tissues that secure the teeth.
Periodontal deep cleanings, also known as teeth scaling and root planing, remove tartar build up and polish the surface of the teeth and root. Once the tartar has been removed, the gums begin to heal and adhere to the teeth. Once patients have experienced periodontal disease, they will need to return to our office regularly for maintenance appointments, keeping their soft tissue healthy.
In cases of significant periodontal disease, our specialist is able to clear the tartar that is normally difficult to reach on roots of the teeth. Our Central Oklahoma City dentist is devoted to comprehensive care with effective and predictable results.
Ultrasonic Scaling Tools
In order to provide more comfortable and comprehensive deep cleanings for our patients, we use state-of-the-art ultrasonic scaling tools. These tools use ultrasonic vibrations to loosen the tartar that has built up on the teeth. Our hygienists use these tools to make the process of tartar removal easier and more effective for ourselves and our patients.
While deep cleanings are able to help most patients achieve healthier smiles, some require additional support to restore their total dental health. We provide arrestin, an antibiotic that eliminates much of the remaining oral bacteria, and facilitates our patients’ dental health.
Achieve a Healthier Smile Today
If you are experiencing gum disease, contact our periodontist today to start towards restored oral health. Dr. Ben Pinkston provides comprehensive periodontal services for patients throughout Central Oklahoma City and the neighboring communities. Schedule a consultation!