At Lodi Family Dentistry we are very keen on providing the best oral hygiene practices for our patients.
Dental Cleanings can be of various kinds depending on patient's periodontal (gum) health. People who are usually good at brushing twice or more a day, flossing every day, using mouth rinses and water picks or other aids are less likely to have gingivitis (inflammation of gums) or periodontitis (advanced stage of gingivitis). If you fall in this category you will need a regular teeth cleaning from our hygienist twice or three times a year.
People who are cannot maintain their oral hygiene (could be due to multiple reasons) or have underlying conditions like Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, taking multiple medications or females who are pregnant can sometimes develop advanced gingivitis or periodontitis which results in loss of bone around the teeth causing the teeth to become mobile and eventually loss of teeth. Basically at this stage the bacterial count in the gums increase causing deeper periodontal pockets which cannot be cleaned during a regular cleaning procedure, so Scaling and Root Planing (SRP) is recommended. This could be completed in one or multiple visits depending on the extent of the periodontitis. The goal of SRP (commonly referred to as Deep Cleaning) is to remove the bacteria from periodontal pockets using ultrasonic instruments, lasers and antibacterial irrigating solutions. After this kind of cleaning patients are advised to see our hygienist more frequently (four times a year) until the optimum gum health is established.
Brittany is our very dedicated Dental Hygienist at Lodi Family Dentistry who will help you establish the gum health you need. Call now to make an appointment with experienced hygienist and the dentist. Call (209) 369-1051 Or Fill up the form below to contact us.