Holistic Dental Cleaning with Ozone Irrigation
Good oral hygiene is important not only for your teeth and gums, but also for your overall wellness.
We work to provide a thorough and gentle cleaning, supplemented with ozonated water to help with sensitivity and inflammation, as well as reducing the opportunity for microorganisms to enter the blood stream. Depending on your needs, a cleaning can be either basic or deep.
We will go over this in the comprehensive exam and make sure your gums and teeth benefit from your visit to PBD!
A prophylaxis cleaning, otherwise known as a basic cleaning, is performed on patients who need routine maintenance in order to ensure oral health.
It entails removing all the plaque from teeth, removing deeper, hardened plaque (calculus), and any stains that exist on the surface of the teeth. It is a great way to maintain already-healthy teeth, along with daily oral hygiene practices.
We recommend a prophylaxis once every six months to ensure plaque has not begun to build up on the surface of teeth and underneath the gums, which in turn causes inflammation of the gums and bone, leading to oral health and systemic health issues.
Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling and root planing, which is also referred to as a deep cleaning, is usually performed on patients at high risk of developing gum disease or those who have gum disease.
If an excess of plaque begins to build up over time without being properly cleaned off, it can harden into calculus. This can lead to gum disease and other serious oral health complications. This hardened plaque is under the surface of the gums and sometimes the patient is not aware that it is even there . We perform a thorough periodontal exam to determine the need for a deep cleaning. We also focus on the teeth and surfaces that will actually benefit from scaling and deep cleaning with ozone.
Full Mouth Debridement
A debridement is most often performed on patients who have not visited the dentist in more than a year or who have a build up of hardened plaque or calculus on the surface of the teeth.
Essentially, a debridement is performed by thoroughly working to remove any and all plaque buildup on the teeth and gums. Although a debridement aims at removing all buildup, it is usually required that after completion of an exam, patient is seen again for a follow up cleaning.