What is Prophylaxis Treatment and Why Do You Need it?

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Dental prophylaxis treatment is a sterilization procedure done to completely polish teeth and repair gum infection. Prophylaxis is an essential dental remedy for preventing the risk of gingivitis and periodontal disease. Gingivitis and periodontal disease happen if bacteria from plaque settle upon the gingival (gum) muscle – both below or above the gum line. Certain bacteria can provoke irritation and inflammation inside your gums, which ultimately causes gingivitis or more severe periodontitis. Constant bacterial inhabitance starts to damage bone and gum tissue regularly. That overtime becomes a domino effect, inducing gum collapse, bone damage throughout teeth, and prompt tooth plasticity. If neglected and untreated, this particular bacteria can invade the bloodstream and provoke endocrine, cardiac, and respiratory systems complications.

Reasons For Prophylaxis

Prophylaxis remains an exceptional procedure to improve oral decay in good health and reduce the progression of gum disease.

Below we have listed a few advantages of prophylaxis treatment:

  • Aesthetics – If you are a coffee, tea, or wine lover, in all likelihood, your smile carries stains that make you feel less confident or are discolored. Prophylaxis can relieve the teeth of those ugly imperfections and restore your smile to its former grandeur.
  • Tartar extraction – Plaque and tartar accumulation, both below and above the gum line, can induce severe periodontal difficulties if neglected and untreated. Despite regular flossing and brushing homecare routines, eliminating bacteria, debris, and sediments from gum holes can be difficult. Our team of highly experienced hygienists uses specialized dental tools and instruments to manage issues like plaque build-up and tartar.
  • Identification of health issues – Various health problems essentially expose themselves at the dentist. For example, considering prophylaxis requires a meticulous inspection of the entire oral cavity, the dentist can screen for types of oral cancer, assess the chance of periodontitis, and find symptoms of medical difficulties like kidney problems and diabetes. Our dentists can additionally give suggestions for modifying the home care regimen.
  • Fresher breath – Periodontal disease is frequently implied by tenacious lousy breath (halitosis). Bad breath is usually created by combining chronic bacteria deposits beneath the gum line, periodontal disease, and unremoved food debris on the tongue. The extraction of bacteria, plaque, and calculus noticeably recovers breath and relieves irritation.

The Dental Lounge is your all-in-one stop for all your dental care requirements. Our innovative technology has assisted us in creating a seamless experience for our clients. For more information on prophylaxis treatment, schedule an appointment online!

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