Professional Dental Cleanings in Belton, MO
Maintaining healthy gums is essential to preserving the longevity and appearance of your smile. At Pacific Plains Dental, our team is committed to preventative treatments that support your health and help you avoid future dental problems.
Professional Dental Cleanings
Even if you are a dedicated brusher and flosser, it is impossible for you to remove all of the plaque from your teeth on your own. When left behind, plaque can accumulate and harden into calculus (tartar), which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
A professional cleaning by a trained hygienist using precision instruments is necessary to thoroughly clean the hard-to-reach places and the surfaces below the gums to ensure that your teeth and gums stay healthy.
Regular cleanings are essential to prevent or treat periodontal (gum) disease, which is a condition that leads to the loss of bone and tissues supporting your teeth. Over time, this bone loss can cause tooth mobility and lead to tooth loss. Periodontal disease is also a leading cause of bad breath due to the presence of bacteria.
Scientists have discovered a link between periodontal disease and other serious health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and strokes. Leaving periodontal disease untreated may result in putting your overall health at risk.
The periodontal evaluation we perform during your exam will help Dr. Duede and your hygienist determine the status of your gum health. This will enable us to determine which type of dental cleaning best suits your needs. We custom tailor our dental cleanings to each of our patients’ unique conditions. Our hygienists are gentle and thorough with a strong commitment to improving your health through professional, high-quality preventative dentistry.
During your cleaning appointment, we will carefully remove all plaque and calculus above and below your gumline. Then, we will polish your teeth to restore their shine, removing some of the surface stains and leaving you with a fresh, clean feeling. If we see anything that requires your attention, we will let you know.
Treatment of Periodontal Disease
In cases of more advanced periodontal disease, scaling and root planing may be required to ensure that all the plaque, calculus, and bacteria are eliminated from below your gums. You will also receive home care tips to ensure that you can effectively care for your teeth in between cleanings. If you have a severe infection, we might recommend more frequent dental visits until your condition improves.
Call Us for Your Next Preventative Appointment
Is it time for your next dental exam and cleaning? Call our dental office serving Belton and Raymore. Whether you are a patient searching for a new dentist or you are one of our valued existing patients, we look forward to hearing from you and providing you with your regular cleanings to ensure a lifetime of healthy smiles!