Defending Your Gums Through Ultrasonic Scaling

There are several reasons to be consistent about routine dental cleanings. This service lowers your risk for active oral health difficulties, and it helps to control tartar buildup that can negatively affect your smile and well-being. Our Redmond, OR dentist’s office can regularly provide this service, but there are times when we will recommend something different. For patients who show signs of gingivitis, we can provide an ultrasonic scaling. This service will remove harmful bacteria from the roots of your teeth. Because these areas are covered by gum tissues, they are not tended to during standard cleanings. What this service does is stop an infection and give your tissues time to heal so that you will not have to deal with complications.

How Ultrasonic Scaling Takes On Periodontal Problems

Ultrasonic scaling can help you when you have active problems with gingivitis. A typical appointment will focus on cleaning your teeth above the gumline, but the areas covered by these tissues are left untouched. This is the approach taken when you have no periodontal issues, but when signs of infection are present, care for the areas below your gum tissues will be beneficial. The ultrasonic scaling tool gives us a resource to clear away harmful bacteria in a way that is more comfortable for the patient while still effectively removing the threat created by unwelcome microbes.

We Can Look For Signs Of Gingivitis During A Routine Exam

At every routine exam, we check patients closely for signs that tissues are in poor health. There are different indicators that an infection might be present, including some that you can identify on your own. They include:

  • Deepening periodontal pockets between gums and teeth
  • A tendency to bleed more easily when you brush and floss
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Gumline recession

More Benefits To Preventive Care

By keeping up with preventive dental services, you become less likely to have problems with your smile. Regular cleanings remove tartar deposits and help patients avoid difficulties with cavities and future gum disease. Reviews let us know about more than just cavities and gingivitis. These sessions can also lead to the discovery of TMJ disorder, chronic teeth grinding, and other threats to your well-being!

Talk To Your Redmond, OR Dentist About Ultrasonic Scaling!

Through ultrasonic scaling, our practice can help you put a stop to problems with gum disease before they become more severe. This service can clear away bacteria with an ultrasonic tool that helps us be more gentle while tending to areas that can be sensitive. If you think you might have a problem with gum disease, or if you have any other concern about your oral health that you want to discuss, reach out to your Redmond, OR, dentist, Dr. Olson, by calling 541-923-5927.