Posted on 4/25/2016 by Leslie Davis
|Periodontal prophylaxis is a procedure used by periodontists to thoroughly clean the teeth and is commonly referred as a preventative measure in guarding against periodontal gum disease as well as gingivitis.
Gingivitis and periodontal disease occur as a result of bacteria colonizing in the gingival cavity. This can take place either above the gum line, below the gum line or both. The bacteria, over time, will result in an inflammatory response of the body, leading to gum swelling and bleeding.
In response to the attack of the colonized bacteria the body will begin to destroy the bone and surrounding gum tissue this can lead to the shifting of tooth structure resulting in instability and eventually tooth loss if left untreated.
Without proper periodontal teeth cleaning, the pockets surrounding the delicate tooth can become deeper as the gum tissue continues to pull away from the tooth itself. When this happens, bacteria will move deep into the pocket, causing a wide array of issues that can eventually lead to infection in the bloodstream or other problems throughout the body.
Benefits of Periodontal ProphylaxisPeriodontal prophylaxis is very effective in keeping the gum tissue or rather the oral cavity in optimal health. Additionally, it is very effective in halting the progression of periodontal gum disease. Other benefits of periodontal prophylaxis include:
Please contact us if you have any questions about periodontal prophylaxis.
Leslie I. Davis, BDS, DDS, PC
13802 W Camino del Sol Suite 103
Sun City West, AZ 85375-4486
Phone: (623) 584-0664
Fax: (623) 584-1728