Periodontal Prophylaxis

A periodontal prophylaxis is a cleaning treatment that we offer here at perioboca to thoroughly clean your teeth and gums for the ultimate, dazzling smile.  Periodontal prophylaxis is an important dental treatment for stopping the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease, and an effective procedure to keeping the oral cavity in proper health.

The benefits include:

  • Plaque removal

Tartar (also referred to as calculus) and plaque buildup, both above and below the gum line, can result in serious periodontal problems. Unfortunately, even with a proper home brushing and flossing routine, it can be impossible to remove all debris, bacteria and deposits from gum pockets. The experienced eye of a dentist or hygienist using specialized dental equipment is necessary to catch potentially damaging buildup.

  • A healthier looking smile

Stained and yellowed teeth can dramatically decrease the esthetics of a smile.  Prophylaxis is an effective treatment in ridding the teeth of these unsightly stains.

  • Fresher breath

Bad breath (or halitosis) is generally indicative of advancing periodontal disease. A combination of rotting food particles (possibly below the gum line) and potential gangrene stemming from gum infection, results in bad breath.  The routine removal of plaque, calculus and bacteria at our facility can noticeably improve halitosis and reduce infection.

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