Here at Jay F Kiefer, DDS, we are proud to offer dental cleanings and root planing for our patients.
Our goal during a professional cleaning is to remove any plaque and tartar that has built up on your teeth. Root planing removes tartar that is built up on your gum roots. This is important to keep your gums in place. Often, with enough tartar, your gums will pull away from your teeth, leaving a pocket that will fill up with food and bacteria.
After a thorough cleaning, we polish your teeth so that they look much better. There are times when we apply fluoride to your teeth. We also use this time to ensure that any teeth that have been restored are preserved.
During these visits, we are also looking for any problems. It is much easier to fix small problems then if we wait until they are bigger ones (or even an emergency situation). We will also talk to you to see if you are having any problems that we need to address. If necessary, we can also discuss home care to ensure that your teeth stay as healthy as possible.
If you have any questions or concerns about having a professional cleaning or root scaling, feel free to contact us today at 330-872-5771.