Dental Cleaning & Gum Treatment
Professional dental cleanings and periodontal therapy are two of the most important services a dentist can offer. Separately or combined, these service are designed to help patients enjoy excellent oral health for the long-term.
At Dr. Chenet’s dental office in Melbourne, we encourage our patients to see us twice a year for regular checkups and professional cleanings. During a checkup with Dr. Chenet in Melbourne, our team will examine your soft tissues and teeth for signs of gum disease, tooth decay, TMJ issues, and even oral cancer.
Afterwards, our hygienist can begin your dental cleaning. A professional cleaning is a preventive measure designed to remove deposits of plaque and tartar from teeth, protecting you from cavities and gum disease as a result. Regular care at home helps too, but with the tools you’ll find at our Melbourne office, it’s possible to get teeth even cleaner.
Why is removing plaque and tartar so important?
Because when they aren’t removed, they can irritate the gum line and expose your soft tissues to infection. Then, as your infection worsens, bone loss and tooth loss become possible. On top of this, periodontal disease has also linked to an increased vulnerability to other health conditions, including heart disease, Alzheimer’s, stroke, diabetes, and pregnancy complications.
To treat the mildest form of periodontal disease (known as gingivitis), it may only be necessary to spend more time at the bathroom sink in the morning and at night. Dr. Chenet may also recommend specific products to help you. Treating more advanced cases (known as periodontitis, requires a more form or periodontal therapy. With a deep cleaning, which uses scaling and root planing, your Melbourne doctor will remove plaque and tartar from below the gum line. An antibiotic may be used to help you combat infection.
Take Charge of Your Oral Health
Dr. Chenet and his Melbourne team offer both professional dental cleanings and periodontal therapy. With these services, we can help you take control of your oral health. Call us for more information on both or to schedule an appointment with us. We serve patients from Melbourne, Rockledge, Viera, Suntree, Satellite Beach, and beyond.