The common thought associated with the term “dental cleaning” is the preventative, professional teeth cleaning you are supposed to get biannually when you visit your Stamford best dentist at Stamford Dental Group, LLC. However, that is not the only kind of professional teeth-cleaning that’s done at your dental office.
Aside from regular teeth cleanings, periodontal cleanings are also done. However, their purpose is very different. Dental cleanings and periodontal cleanings are both professional cleanings that are done at our quality Stamford best dentist office like Stamford Dental Group, LLC. The objectives of both kinds of teeth-cleanings is to obtain good gum health but that is the only commonality between them. The main goal of each is completely different. Prophylaxis is the routine, professional teeth cleaning you that your hygienist at Stamford Dental Group, LLC provides you biannually. It’s done to help maintain good dental health and to prevent potential oral health future problems from happening. This type of cleaning is only performed on patients who are in a state of good oral health. There are certain qualifiers that needs to be met to get a regular professional teeth-cleaning. To qualify to get it, the patient can’t have any bleeding nor any mobility of teeth, receded areas or exposed teeth. During prophylaxis a professional hygienist will uses a special dental tool to remove plaque, tartar and other substances from the teeth and gums. This helps to prevent periodontal disease from ever developing. However, if a patient has periodontal disease, he or she will need to get a periodontal cleaning. Unlike prophylaxis which is done for preventative purposes, the periodontal cleaning is done to treat periodontal disease. This deep cleaning is typically performed by a periodontist instead of a hygienist and is done to thoroughly clean the teeth to stop periodontal disease from progressing.
To learn more about teeth cleanings, you should consult with our expert hygienist. Call our Stamford best dentist office today to schedule your appointment.