Better Gum Health With Ultrasonic Scaling

When you develop gingivitis or the early stages of periodontal disease, this could lead to red and bleeding gums, and even a higher risk of adult tooth loss. But our team can offer an ultrasonic scaling to remove harmful buildup and protect the smile. In today’s blog, your Prairie Village, KS, dentist talks about improving your gum health.

The Warning Signs of Periodontal Disease

How do you know if you should see our team for periodontal treatment? Warning signs of the disease often include soreness in the gums, as well as redness and even bleeding when you brush and floss. You could also experience swelling or even recession, as the tissues pull away to make teeth appear longer and uneven. When you experience one or more of these potential symptoms, please see us right away for a diagnosis. With advanced imaging technology, we can make a diagnosis with precision and create a treatment plan to bring you relief. We want to help you avoid periodontitis, the later stage linked to worsening symptoms and adult tooth loss.

The Benefits of Ultrasonic Scaling

With an ultrasonic scaling device, we will use gentle vibrations to break up and remove all plaque and tartar from the teeth. Plaque buildup forms when harmful oral bacteria consume particles of sugar and starch, and lack of brushing and flossing or cleanings can increase the severity of the buildup, leaving you more vulnerable to gingivitis and gum disease. But by removing the buildup every six months, we can prevent this from occurring. In addition to the ultrasonic scaling device, we can use a manual pick to address the more stubborn portions of buildup. The procedure helps lower the risk of gingivitis and gum disease, as well as tooth decay, dental infection, bad breath, and even teeth stains. This helps patients of all ages enjoy better oral health and a brighter smile!

What Happens Next?

Following the procedure, you will return home. We urge you to cut back on the sugar and starch in your diet, and also take time to brush and floss thoroughly every day, so you can lower the risk of tooth decay and periodontal issues by limiting buildup severity. We then have less to remove during your next cleaning visit. If you have any questions about how an ultrasonic scaling device can help you enjoy better oral health and brighter smiles, then contact our team today to learn more, or to schedule your next appointment!

Schedule a Preventive Visit Today

We want to help you avoid issues like gum disease and keep your smile whole, which is why we offer preventive treatments. You can call Dr. Browne in Prairie Village, KS, at 913-901-8585. We want you and your family to maintain optimal oral health!