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Belterra Dental offers periodontal therapy in Austin and Dripping Springs, TX. Schedule an appointment today to see how we can help prevent gum disease

Periodontal Therapy 

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Periodontal Therapy  

Why do we stress the importance of routine dental cleanings and proper oral hygiene? To prevent serious problems to your dental health, such as periodontal disease. Unfortunately, gum disease is one of the most common oral health issues in the United States. The CDC reports that nearly 50% of adults can be affected by some form of periodontal disease throughout their life. With proper periodontal care at Belterra Dental, we can help prevent and halt the progression of gum disease.

What is a Dental Deep Cleaning?

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a serious bacterial infection that attacks the gums and tissues that hold teeth in place. It’s usually caused by plaque buildup and tooth decay from poor oral hygiene habits. Most people are completely unaware they even have gum disease during the early stages. However, the disease will progress when left untreated and can lead to severe inflammation, bad breath, or even tooth loss. The good news is that periodontal disease is often preventable with proper brushing and flushing, and routine visits to the dentist.

Prevent and stop the progression of gum disease with a deep dental cleaning for your teeth! Gum therapy, sometimes also referred to as periodontal deep cleaning, is a treatment that cleans deep between the teeth and gums. The treatment is very similar to a routine cleaning, but also focuses more on periodontal care for the gums and cleans deeper down teeth towards the roots. Belterra Dental offers gum therapy for patients near Austin and Dripping Springs, Texas. Schedule an appointment today if you’re experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned below or have concerns about gum disease.

Benefits of Periodontal Therapy

The major benefits of deep cleaning your teeth include:

  • Prevents and stops progression of gum disease
  • Helps treat gingivitis and early stages of gum disease
  • Reduces gum inflammation and improves gum health
  • Removes plaque and tartar buildup
  • Allows gums to reattach to tooth roots
  • Eliminates bad breath
  • Fewer cavities and less tooth decay
  • Protects and preserves your natural teeth

Signs You May Need Periodontal Therapy

Your dentist may recommend a dental deep cleaning whenever they notice any potential warning signs of gum disease. Some of the symptoms of early gum disease include:

  • Swollen, red, tender, and/or bleeding gums
  • Bad breath or a bad taste that won’t seem to go away
  • Pain when you bite or chew
  • Sensitive teeth or teeth that start to feel loose
  • Receding gums or teeth that appear longer

If you’re experiencing any of the early warning signs above, contact the board-certified dentists at Belterra Dental. We’ll perform a thorough periodontal exam for any trace of gum disease and put together a custom treatment plan for your unique needs. Give us a call today to get started.

What Does a Dental Deep Cleaning Involve?

There are two main aspects to the dental deep cleaning process:

1) Periodontal scaling: your dentist removes all of the plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) from the entire tooth’s structure. This includes above and below the gumline, all the way down each tooth’s root.

2) Root planing: your dentist will then smooth out any rough areas within the roots of your teeth. This allows for a hard and clean surface for your gums to reattach to, and helps prevent plaque from re-adhering beneath the gumline.

Once a dental deep cleaning has been administered, it’s important to take proper care of your oral hygiene in order for the treatment to be as effective as possible. This includes brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day. We also recommend coming in for more frequent visits at least 3 to 4 times per year to ensure the prevention of gum disease developing any further.

To learn more about dental deep cleaning and how you can prevent or stop gum disease, contact us today to schedule an appointment or give us a call at (512) 646-4022.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Regular exams help spot trouble early to prevent bigger and more costly treatments later.

Medical and dental experts study the use of X-rays and set limits for their safety. Your dentist should take as few as possible. Sometimes dentists may recommend X-rays to diagnose a special problem. Advancements in technology means today’s digital X-rays release much less radiation and are safer than in the past.

Stores sell many whitening products, and you can get take-home gels and trays from your dentist, but neither is as strong as procedures done in a dental office

If you want to try an over-the-counter whitener, look for one with an ADA seal. Check with your dentist for advice before you buy, especially if you have dental work or dark stains. And don’t keep using them, or you could damage your teeth.

Caps and crowns cover problem teeth by surrounding them in a material that looks like a real tooth. They use the root and inside of the tooth as a base to build on, then attach with special cement.

Children, teens, and adults should all see the dentist for a regular checkup at least once every six months. Patients who are at a greater risk for oral cancer or gum disease may be required to see the dentist more than just twice a year. Your doctor will help determine how often you should visit the dentist for regular checkups.

Simply call our practice! Our front desk staff will be happy to help schedule your next dental checkup at your convenience. If you are a new patient, please let us know and we will provide you with all the information you need for your first dental visit.

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