If you are interested in having healthy teeth and gums, it is very important that you follow a consistent at-home cleaning dental regimen of tooth brushing and flossing. However, it is also important that you come in to our dental practice for dental checkups and dental cleanings. Even with regular brushing and flossing some plaque and bacteria will be left behind on teeth. When plaque is left on teeth for even a short amount of time, tarter will form. Tarter is a hard, mineralized substance that can only be removed from teeth with regular dental cleanings. If tarter is allowed to remain on teeth, it will encourage the development of deep pockets. Once a patient has deep pockets between their gums and teeth they are well on their way to developing a serious case of gum disease. When you receive a dental cleaning in Lumberton, you are taking an important step toward helping to ensure that your teeth and gums stay healthy.
If you do not do anything to reverse the development of the deep pockets on your gums, serious infection will form. This infection can reach down to your jawbone and cause your teeth to loosen and even fall out. The infection can travel to other parts of your mouth, or even to other parts of your body. Gum disease has been associated with serious diseases such as high blood pressure and heart problems. So as you can see, gum disease is very important to treat; it will never go away by itself. One of the best ways to prevent gum disease from developing is to have a dental cleaning in Lumberton at our dental practice, Druger Bundy Dental Associates. Our two expert dentists are Dr. Michael Bundy and Dr. Norton Druger. When you are having a dental checkup, if they see that you have gingivitis, a precursor to gum disease, it is most likely that they will recommend that you have several dental cleanings over the coming months to get your gums healthy once again.
If during a dental checkup, or a dental cleaning, it is seen that you have developed deep pockets, our dentist will most likely recommend that you have a periodontal treatment of scaling and root planing. This treatment will remove all tarter, plaque, bacteria, and food debris from the deep pockets. It will encourage the deep pockets to become smaller and, hopefully, get your gums back on the road to good health. If you would like to visit our practice for a dental checkup or a dental cleaning in Lumberton, simply contact our office today for an appointment.