Where can i get a Miami teeth cleaning?
Gum disease is a prevalent condition that can have serious consequences if left untreated. Studies show that half the population in the United States suffer from some degree of gum disease, and gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. With state-of-the-art preventive care, which includes a Miami teeth cleaning and comprehensive checkup, your dentist can stop the progress of gum disease before it causes irreversible damage. At Balmir-Thevenin & Associates, DDS, PA, we use advanced approaches to prevent, detect and treat gum disease.
To prevent the detrimental effects of plaque, be sure to brush and floss regularly, and visit your dentist for a thorough, professional Miami teeth cleaning. When plaque accumulates below the gum line, it can cause the tissue and bone supporting the teeth to become infected and inflamed. Pregnancy, smoking and diabetes increase your risk for developing this condition. Gum disease develops in stages, the earliest of which, gingivitis, may be painless. Your dentist will perform a clinical examination and use diagnostic films, as needed, to determine the presence of gingivitis. If this earliest stage of gum disease has progressed, your dentist may recommend more extensive periodontal treatment with scaling and root planing. Scaling is a procedure that removes plaque that has gathered underneath the gums, and root planing smooths the root surfaces of teeth to prevent plaque from accumulating in the rough crevices. Addressing gum disease from the outset, when it is most easily treatable, prevents the condition from progressing to more advanced stages. In its later stages, treatment for periodontal disease may involve surgery, grafting and medication.
Throughout treatment, your gentle and precise dentist will keep you comfortable and thoroughly informed. At Balmir-Thevenin & Associates, DDS, PA we provide quality Miami teeth cleaning and examinations to keep your teeth and gums healthy throughout your life. Your highly skilled dentist and caring, professional staff provide the individualized attention you deserve at each visit. To learn more, call today.