Newport Beach CA teeth cleaning
If you want to make sure that your teeth and gums stay healthy, you will want to have a great at-home dental cleaning regimen, and visit our dental practice, J Foster Weems DDS. For good oral health, you will need periodic dental exams and a Newport Beach CA teeth cleaning every six months. And, sometimes a periodontal cleaning may be needed instead.
When you come in to see our dentist, Dr. Foster Weems, for a dental exam, you will have your entire mouth examined which includes assessment of your gum health. It is generally recommended that all of our patients come in for a Newport Beach CA teeth cleaning every six months, or more frequently if certain gum conditions exist. During a regular dental cleaning, all plaque and tartar will be removed from the surface of your teeth, from between the teeth, and from just below the gum line. A regular dental cleaning is considered to be part of regular preventive maintenance for your mouth. If our dentist sees that gingivitis, a precursor to gum disease is present, he will probably recommend that you have several regular dental cleanings over the coming months to help your gums return to good health. When a patient has gingivitis, the gums have become red and inflamed from irritation by plaque. If our dentist sees that deep pockets have actually formed between your teeth and gums, you have gum disease. At this point, you will need to have a periodontal scaling and root planing treatment to help your gums return to good health. During this type of treatment, all materials including plaque, tartar, bacteria, and food debris are removed from the deep pockets that have formed between your teeth and gums. This treatment should help the pocket depths to become smaller, and to help the gums to eventually heal. If a periodontal cleaning is not successful in reversing the gum disease, you may need to have gum surgery.
For an appointment to visit our office for a Newport Beach CA teeth cleaning, or for other dental care, contact our office.
Dental office in Newport Beach
Here at the office of expert dentist Dr. J. Foster Weems, the top dental office in Newport Beach, one of the most common dental issues we diagnose in our patients is the development of periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. Periodontal disease develops due to certain types of bacteria that build up in your mouth and inflame and infect the gums over time. Proper cleaning of your teeth and gums each day, as well as visiting Dr. Weems regularly for professional dental cleanings, is crucial to giving yourself the best protection against periodontal disease. However, periodontal disease can still develop despite your best efforts due to hereditary factors, medications you are taking, and other risk factors. Some signs of developing periodontal disease include: increased redness of the gums, gum tenderness, gum pain, and bleeding from the gums. If you are noticing any of these symptoms, you should schedule an appointment with Dr. Weems at our dental office in Newport Beach as soon as possible. During your visit, Dr. Weems will evaluate the extent and severity of your symptoms in order to develop a plan of treatment that is in line with your needs. At the heart of all treatments of periodontal disease is deep cleanings of the gums. Techniques like scaling and planing are used to remove deep set bacteria wreaking havoc on your gums. Sometimes, multiple treatments over an extended period time are needed to fully eradicate the symptoms. For more severe cases, Dr. Weems may recommend surgery.
If you would like to learn more about periodontal cleanings or any of the other many services available to you here at our dental office in Newport Beach, be sure to pay a visit to Dr. J. Foster Weems’ main website and browse through the wealth of additional, detailed information we have available for you there. If you have any specific questions or concerns that we can assist you with in any way, please do not hesitate to contact the staff here directly. You can reach us by giving us a call here at the office, or by sending us a message online. We look forward to working with you soon at our dental office in Newport Beach.