Dental Cleanings and Exams
You visit your physician for a check-up – even if you are feeling fine – to make sure you don’t have any unknown health conditions. It is the same concept with dental care. Regular cleanings and exams are necessary to detect and prevent any problems. In most cases, the recommended interval between routine cleanings is six months.
During these routine exams, we sometimes find that patients are unknowingly suffering from gum disease. Although advanced gum disease can produce symptoms like bleeding, pain, bad breath, loose teeth, and gum recession, ultimately leading to tooth loss, early gum disease often has no obvious signs. When Dr. Yoo and his team discover gum disease, a deep cleaning may be the best treatment.
A deep cleaning can often halt or reverse gingival disease. Also called a scaling and root planing, this deep cleaning will go into your gum pockets to remove tartar and plaque. Don’t worry – we always use sufficient anesthetic to ensure your comfort during the procedure.
Partner with us to maintain your oral health. Schedule your appointment now at (808) 240-2656.