Regular dental hygiene appointments are critical to prevent periodontal (gum) diseases, including gingivitis and periodontitis. These are serious infections that, if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss.
At our dental office in Rapid City SD, Dr. Kurt Anderson and his staff provide different levels of dental hygiene treatment for his Black Hills patients. By measuring your gum tissue, the dental team determines how healthy your gums are and what cleaning is right for you.
Dental hygiene cleanings generally take an hour to complete; time may be extended if a more extensive cleaning is required.
Prophylaxis are for patients with healthier gum tissue, and keep up with regular teeth cleanings.
A Full-Mouth Debridement is a mid-level cleaning that provides deeper cleaning for patients that have not been to the dentist in a while.
Tissue therapy or root planing and scaling is for patients with moderate to severe gum disease. Tissue therapy is required to remove any hardened plaque that can affect bone levels and the overall dental health.