Preventive care at Rolling Hills Dentistry is the essential component to a total strategy designed to combat gum disease, along with tooth decay and the cavities that result. Our priority is to put prevention first, and treatment considered only as the failsafe.
Dental plaque (and tartar, which is plaque in its hardened form) is the reason behind the problems that our Danbury dental office is trying to prevent. It grows on teeth and between teeth and gums, resulting in small holes in your teeth. These cavities can put you at risk of toothaches, infections, and needing treatment for them. At worst, you could lose one or more teeth. Plaque also impacts your gums. Redness and irritation are the key signs of early stage gum disease, gingivitis. In the later stage, periodontitis, you can expect inflammation, infection, receding gums, bleeding when you brush, persistent bad breath, loss of gum and bone, and loose teeth. It makes sense that the earlier in the process you deal with plaque, the fewer consequences it is likely to produce. Of course, you brush twice per day and floss before bed, and that is fantastic. You can’t do it all on your own, however. The reason for six month visits to our Danbury dental office for a full examination and teeth cleaning is that some plaque remains out of reach of your oral hygiene, turning into tartar which then needs professional attention to efficiently eliminate. Our teeth cleanings eradicate tartar buildup and residual plaque, while also reversing the effects of gingivitis and preventing it from advancing to the later stage of periodontitis. And our examinations make certain that any cavities are filled in a timely manner.
Please call our Danbury dental office today and schedule an appointment to come in for the utmost in preventive care.