8201B N. PINE ISLAND ROAD TAMARAC, FL 33321

DENTAL CLEANING AND GUM TREATMENT

DENTAL CLEANING

Dental Cleaning and Gum Treatment are a good foundation to optimal oral health, therefore, our periodontal care is of utmost priority. We customize cleanings to care properly for your specific periodontal (gums & bone) needs.

WHAT’S THE PURPOSE OF DENTAL CLEANING?

The purpose of the cleaning and polishing is to leave the surfaces of the teeth clean and smooth so that bacteria are unable to stick to them and you have a better chance of keeping the teeth clean during your regular home care.

WHY DO WE RECOMMEND DENTAL CLEANING?

Our Hygienists  will use professional instruments  to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria build-up that you are generally unable to efficiently clean yourself. Combining regular brushing and flossing with dental cleaning will help protect you from tooth decay, tooth loss, and periodontal disease.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE DENTAL CLEANING PERFORMED?

A professional dental cleaning at least twice a year can improve your oral health and it reinforces the home-care oral health regimen of brushing and flossing.

DOES DENTAL CLEANING HURT?

People who regularly practice good oral hygiene at home with proper brushing and flossing techniques typically do not experience discomfort during a cleaning. Many adults avoid visiting the dentist because they are concerned that their teeth will hurt. The dentist can use a topical anesthetic (applied with a cue tip) before the cleaning to alleviate any discomfort.

WHAT IS THE OTHER REASON FOR HAVING REGULAR DENTAL CLEANING?

During a dental cleaning, you’ll receive diagnostic and preventive services from Dr.Pomerantz  and the hygienist as well as any needed educational information. Regularly scheduled dental cleaning and examinations can help to prevent a dental emergency.

Whether a six – month checkup or full periodontal therapy, our hygienist will always strive to provide the very best treatment while maintaining your absolute comfort. You can even watch a TV while you visit! Try it, we know you’ll like it!

GUM TREATMENT (PERIODONTAL TREATMENT)

Healthy gums are important to your oral health. Our office performs all levels of periodontal (gum) care from general cleanings to treatment of advanced periodontal disease.

gum treatment Non surgical treatments performed in our office include professional dental cleanings where the hygienist removes plaque and tarter (plaque that builds up and hardens on the tooth surface and can only be removed with professional cleaning) from above and below the gumline. Scaling and root planing is usually done under a local anesthetic (which can very often be done without any injections ) when  substantial tartar is present below the gumline and bone that supports the teeth has been compromised.

Surgical treatments such as periodontal surgery, bone graphs, soft tissue graphs and guided tissue regeneration are performed in the office by Dr. Robert  Weishoff.

WHAT IS GUM DISEASE?

Periodontal diseases range from simple gum inflammation to serious disease that results in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth.

WHAT IS GINGIVITIS?

Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease that can usually be reversed with daily brushing and flossing, and regular cleaning by a dentist or dental hygienist. The gums become inflamed – red and swollen – and may bleed easily, especially during tooth brushing or flossing.

WHAT IS PERIODONTITIS?

When gingivitis is not  treated, it can advance to “periodontitis” (which means “inflammation around the tooth”). In periodontitis, gums pull away from the teeth and form “pockets” that are infected.

WHAT IS THE MAIN CA– USE OF GUM DISEASE?

The main cause of gum diseases is the accumulation and build-up of dental plaque and the body’s reaction to it through inflammation.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF GUM DISEASE?

Symptoms are often not noticeable until the disease is advanced. They include:

  • Bad breath that won’t go away
  • Red or swollen gums
  • Tender or bleeding gums
  • Painful chewing
  • Loose teeth
  • Sensitive teeth


WHAT’S SCALLING?

Scaling refers to removing the tartar from above and below the gum line.

WHAT’S ROOT PLANNING?

Root planning gets rid of rough spots that have developed through gum disease on the tooth root where the germs gather, and helps remove bacteria that contribute to the disease.

DO I NEED SURGICAL TREATMENT?

Surgery might be necessary if inflammation and deep pockets remain following treatment with deep cleaning and medications.

Need dental cleaning and gum treatment? Call us at 954 726 4511 or complete the online form to schedule a consultation with Tamarac dentist Dr. Seth Pomerantz. Our dental practice in Tamarac welcomes patients from: Coral Springs, Margate, North Lauderdale, Tamarac, Coconut Creek and Parkland.

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We are dedicated to giving each of our patients the healthy smile they deserve!

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