Get Healthy Mouth for life by chossing preventative dentistry in Mission Valley

Preventative Cleanings

You’ve heard it before: Prevention is the best medicine. Preventative cleanings for your mouth are no exception!

Even if you brush and floss diligently, plaque and bacteria can accumulate along your teeth and gums. They hide in dark, hard-to-reach places that only your dentist can find. That’s why receiving a preventative cleaning, or prophylaxis, every six months is such an important part of your dental care.

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Periodontal Maintenance

If plaque and tartar have significantly damaged your mouth, all hope is not lost. It’s possible to minimize and even reverse signs of periodontal disease with periodontal maintenance. Unlike a basic preventative cleaning, periodontal maintenance is designed specifically for patients who have periodontal disease and complications such as deep gum pockets, bleeding gums, exposed root surfaces, and bone loss in the jaw.

Periodontal maintenance provides a much deeper and more comprehensive cleaning for patients at high risk of gum disease complications. This is why it’s performed three to four times a year, rather than only every six months. In addition to cleaning the teeth and gums, periodontal maintenance also involves:

  • Removing plaque and tartar from below the gum line
  • Measuring gum pocket depth
  • Smoothing tooth roots
  • Evaluation of bone loss and infection
  • Inflammation treatment

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Periodontal Maintenance Mission Valley, CA

TESTIMONIAL

“I am 75+ years old and have seen dentistry through many stages of development and many, many dentists during that time. Because of that history, I have developed a certain stress level when it comes to dental care. However, in the 15 years I have been a patient of Dr. Carlo, his painless procedures and efficient techniques have resulted in eliminating my stress threshold.”

Are you looking for preventative dental treatments near you?

Contact the office of Dr. William V. Carlo today to request a consultation by calling 619-285-0950. His facility, located at 3330 3rd Avenue, Suite 200, accepts new and established patients in and around the areas of San Diego and Bankers Hill.

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