Routine Teeth Cleaning
Teeth will accumulate plaque, tartar buildup, and stain even with a patient’s good oral hygiene practices. If bacterial deposits are not professionally removed on a regular basis, gingivitis or periodontal disease will develop and progress. If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss, as well as other oral and overall health issues. We offer teeth cleaning for children and adults. We welcome families who are seeking general dentistry, regular checkups, and professional teeth cleaning.
If you are experiencing bad breath, swollen, tender, or bleeding gums, or teeth that feel loose, it’s important to visit our Perth Amboy dental practice quickly. With proper preventive care, including routine cleanings, Dr. Likakis can manage and sometimes reverse gum disease.
If the periodontal disease progresses, it can destroy supporting structures, including the tooth root, soft tissues, and jawbone. In some patients with advanced gum disease, a procedure called scaling and root planing may also be necessary. Commonly referred to as a deep teeth cleaning, scaling and root planning allows Dr. Likakis to remove the damaging bacterial deposits, and leave a clean tooth and root surface. After a deep cleaning, patients can often maintain gum health through diligent brushing and flossing.
When you visit Value Dental in Perth Amboy NJ, Dr. Likakis will evaluate the current health of your gums. He will discuss the treatment that will be necessary to promote the health of your gums and underlying bone support. If you’re missing a tooth due to past gum disease, Dr. Likakis may talk with you about tooth replacement options, such as crown and bridges, dental implants, or dentures, to complete your smile.