Deep Cleaning in Clearwater, FL
Plaque and tartar build-up can cause decay, cavities, and trigger the onset of periodontal disease. In such cases, standard cleaning may not be enough to resolve the problem.
Gum disease will cause the gums to recede, creating pockets of infection between the gums and the teeth. If left untreated, the gums will further recede followed by bone loss to the point that the teeth become loose and can fall out. Gum disease is also a bacterial infection that has been linked to other health concerns, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and stroke.
Our experienced dentist in Clearwater, FL, provides pain-free and safe deep cleaning treatments near you. The area being worked on will de-sensitized by administering local oral anesthesia. We may use ultrasonic tools or handheld instruments to scrape away plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line. The ultrasonic tool is designed with a rapidly vibrating metal tip that gently breaks up the tartar, combined with a water spray to wash away the tartar.
When Dr. Andre Bandeira performs scaling and root planing to address gum disease, he may complete the procedure with ARESTIN® to treat infection and protect your mouth from further harm. Gum disease is a common concern among adults and is the number one cause of tooth loss. We encourage you to come visit Sunset Point Dental in Clearwater, FL for treatment while gum disease is still in the early stages so that our dentist can better treat your mouth.
ARESTIN is an antibiotic powder that our dentist can place in the gum pockets to fight infection for an extended period of time. The powder contains tiny, bead-like microspheres filled with minocycline, which is slowly released into the pockets to kill bacteria.
If you have concerns about gum disease or would like to learn more about ARESTIN in Clearwater, Florida, we invite you to call our office at 727-953-3368 to speak with our experienced team and schedule your next oral exam.