One of the treatments provided at Heyen DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry for periodontal disease is prophylaxis, or a deep dental cleaning. This treatment is designed to provide an extremely deep cleaning of your mouth to remove harmful bacteria and debris. We invite you to call us at 940-257-2522 for more information on prophylaxis in Wichita Falls, Texas, and schedule your appointment with Dr. Don W. Heyen.
Prophylaxis involves a much more intensive cleaning routine that regular dental cleanings, and are more extensive than the cleanings that you can provide for yourself. Even if your oral hygiene habits are perfect, you are not able to protect the areas of your mouth below the gum line. Deep dental cleanings remove tartar that has built up in those and other difficult-to-reach areas of the mouth.
Our dentist will begin your treatment by scaling down your tooth to clean below the gums. He will also search for cavities and other potential problems during this process. After we have cleaned your mouth, we will polish your teeth to make them smoother and less likely to host harmful bacteria.
We recommend that you visit our office regularly for a deep dental cleaning if you have had gum disease. Depending on your current oral health as well as your dental history, we may recommend more frequent visits.
For more information on prophylaxis, and to schedule your appointment with our caring dentist, please contact our practice today.