Dental Cleanings Are Effective For Preventing Cavities & Gum Disease
Taking care of your mouth, gums and teeth are worthy goals that all start with getting routine dental cleanings with your general dentist. Starting your child early on helps them successfully learn how to take care of their teeth and gums.
Having good oral hygiene and dental health also increase the health of your gums and teeth. Dental cleanings involve having a dental hygienist using dental equipment and specialized cleaning mixtures to clean teeth and gums. Routine dental cleanings help your dentist determine what type of dental treatment is needed. Normally, before anything major takes place (like having a root canal or getting implants) preventive dental procedures are performed to treat issues of the gums and teeth.
Preventive dentistry is dental care treatments that are meant to prevent oral health problems from causing further damage to teeth and gums. An example of a preventative dentistry treatment includes getting sealants, which is a coating of bonded protective plastic that goes over ridges and creases in the teeth that are at risk of collecting bacteria.
There are two primary reasons that surgery might be necessary. The first is that the patient’s teeth are decayed, which is very common when you do not receive consistent dental care. Luckily, tooth decay is very easy to treat before cavities cause pain or spread to affect other teeth in the mouth. Too many people do not visit the dentist regularly and this allows infections to set in. On occasion, the decay becomes bad enough that the tooth needs to be removed completely. At other times it can be saved with a root canal.
The second reason a patient may need dental surgery is to remove their wisdom teeth. While they do not always pose an emergency health risk, they can grow in impacted and cause the patient a lot of pain. Removing impacted teeth can prevent future infections and stop their wisdom teeth from pushing their other teeth forward and out of position.
Having dental cleanings routinely help patients to have great oral hygiene and increases the overall dental health of your gums and teeth.