Dental cleanings are an important part of keeping your teeth and gums healthy. At Leeman Dental, we provide two different types of teeth cleaning in Great Neck; we offer dental cleanings and periodontal cleanings.
When you come to our dental practice, you will be seen by our expert dentist, Dr. Steven S. Lee. As part of your regular dental exam, our dentist will assess your gum health. If it is found that you have gingivitis, a common precursor to gum disease, it means that your gums have become inflamed. This inflammation is caused by plaque gathering at the base and just below the gum line and irritating the gums. When you have gingivitis, it is generally recommended that you have several regular dental cleanings over the coming months to help your gums return to good health. In fact, it is recommended that all patients have a teeth cleaning in Great Neck at least every six months to remove plaque and tartar from teeth. Plaque can also cause dental cavities. During a regular dental cleaning, all plaque, tartar, and bacteria are removed from not only on the teeth, but from between the teeth and from just below the gum line. If our dentist finds that deep pockets have developed between your teeth and gums, it means that you have gum disease. When this is the case, you will need to have a scaling and root planing treatment. During this periodontal treatment, our dentist will remove all plaque, tartar, food debris, and bacteria from the deep pockets. The tooth roots will also be planed so that it will be less easy for plaque and other debris to stick to them. This treatment should help the deep pockets to heal. If it is not effective, you may need to have gum surgery to reduce the pocket depths.
For an appointment to see our dentist for a dental exam, or to have a teeth cleaning in Great Neck, contact us today.