Run your tongue along the gum line behind your lower front teeth. Do you feel a ridge? That is most likely tartar or dental calculus that has formed. Even if you brush and floss regularly, plaque and tartar can gradually accumulate on your teeth. If not removed, these bacteria-breeding substances cause the gums to become irritated and swollen. Eventually, the gums become detached from the tooth, creating a ‘pocket’. This creates a new space for plaque and tartar to grow. In advanced stages of gum disease in Lansdale, the toxins created by the bacteria literally rot the gum, teeth, and bone, resulting in severe tooth loss.
Preventing Gum Disease in Lansdale with Cleanings
At Kevin Bass DMD Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Lansdale, we perform the most thorough dental cleanings possible. Gum disease in Lansdale can easily be reversed in its early stages, so our goal is to help our dental patients prevent gum disease before any severe damage occurs. Cleanings include root planing and periodontal scaling. Scaling removes the plaque and calculus above and below the gum line where your toothbrush cannot reach. Planing smooths root surfaces so it is more difficult for plaque and tartar to accumulate and grow on them. It also creates a healthy surface for the gums to reattach to the root if necessary.
Schedule an Appointment
To schedule a deep cleaning, call 215-368-1424. Our practice is located at 410 N Broad St in Lansdale. In addition to providing comprehensive dental cleanings, we create dazzling smiles for cosmetic dentistry patients in the Quakertown and Harleysville area. Visit our website for more information about our state-of-the-art dental practice. We offer services such as porcelain veneers, dental implants, and teeth whitening.