One of the most effective treatments for the earlier stages of gum disease is prophylaxis. Also known as a deep dental cleaning, prophylaxis uses a more intensive cleaning routine to remove plaque, calculus, and harmful bacteria from your mouth, and to prevent the development of periodontal disease. We welcome you to contact Adaptive Dental Associates at 908-847-4498 to learn more about prophylaxis in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, and to schedule your appointment with Dr. Joseph Maggio and associates, our experienced dentists.
Even if you have perfect oral hygiene habits, it can be difficult to clean and protect the sections of your teeth that lie below the gum line. Prophylaxis involves a more extensive tooth cleaning routine, during which our dentists will thoroughly clean your mouth – especially the areas that are more difficult to reach – to remove plaque and tartar (calculus), and to polish your teeth, making them smoother and less likely to attract bacteria. During this cleaning, our dentists will also check for any signs of developing problems that could harm your oral health.
You should receive a deep dental cleaning at least every two years. If you have periodontal disease, our dentist will develop a treatment schedule for more frequent visits – in some cases up to four times a year – for you to receive a deep dental cleaning.
For more information about the benefits of prophylaxis, and to set up your appointment with our dentists, please contact our office today.